So anyway, I was in a social situation recently and was asked if I was retired or still working. “Still working–mostly,” I replied. I added the mostly because there are drought periods of various lengths when I’m…working but only sitting at the keyboard staring at the screen–blank or otherwise, ie. words needing editing. “Oh?” this person asked. “What do you do?” “I’m a writer.” I got that weird smile people sometimes give when they ask, “Are you published?” “Yes. I’ve got almost fifty books out.” That always gets a blink-blink, an “oh” and is usually followed by, “Have you written anything I’ve read?” Uhm…how would I know?
Enevitably, it leads to me explaining that I write romance–for Harlequin and as a self-pubbed author. “Oh.” Usually said in a superior yet dismissive tone with an arched brow, and often followed by, “So, you write those kind of books. Damn straight I do! I guarantee my readers a chance to escape, to live in a world other than their own, and they know the characters they hopefully have come to care about will get their Happy Ever After.
So what does this have to do with today’s message from the Universe? It’s that whole “almost fifty books” thing. Creating new characters, new plots, new ways to meet, break-up, make-up and live HEA, gets tougher and tougher with each new book. So, I’m turning to the big U…
When you begin to find love, Silver, in people and places where you haven’t found it before, it’s always because you’ve grown.
You so rock,
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All there is to love, Silver, has been there all along.
I like to think that I’ve grown as a writer, and that I’m looking for love in people and places I have been before. If I can keep this is mind, I should be able to find my creativity, to keep writing books, and yes, they will be THOSE kind of books because, folks? This old world needs all the love it can get. FYI, I was nursing some physical ailments from a fall on Tuesday night. Wednesday Words will be back next week because I want to share the love. And yeah, I’m still stiff and sore but I’m healing. Such a klutz! So tell me, do you look for love in all the wrong places? 😉