Sunday, January 31, 2010

My New Life

Don't be deceived by the title.  I'm not getting rid of the old life, but rather I'm adding a dimension to this one.  Of course, writing is not even "new" to me.  I've been in the closet about it and have decided to come out.  Earlier this year, I decided to learn about all facets of writing.  I have decided there is more to writing than putting the stories on paper.  I have always assumed that I could do that.  I have a fertile imagination.  I love books.  I've read some books and thought...I can do that.  I can do better than that.  Isn't that how it begins for a lot of authors?  Now is the time to prove it. So, back to the "new life" part.  In the past few months, I have joined the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and the Diamond State Romance Authors (DSRA).  I entered my first completed manuscript in a competition hosted by RWA.  I took an online class taught by two talented authors from DSRA.  I am determined to make this happen.  I think that is probably one of the most important decisions in this journey as an author.  Okay,  some hard work and talent will be needed, but I am liberated by this decision. I am choosing my new life.

1 comment:

  1. I wrote from the closet first too. I guess writing is just really personal and sometimes hard to share.