Friday, 8 March 2013

Ups and Downs of Writing

From early childhood my world has been inhabited by imaginary people, and there have always been stories in my head, not all of which I committed to paper.

When my first novel was accepted and I was delighted. I assumed I was on my way to a career as a Historical Novelist. Sadly, the novel was not published. After many setbacks, I stopped writing. Nevertheless, the stories were still in my head. Eventually, the compulsion to write them became too strong to resist.

With my late husband's encouragement I wrote novels. Rejection, followed rejection. Like many other authors I could paper a room with them.

At long last my former publisher accepted my novel, Tangled Lives, but in a short time went out of business. This time, I continued writing and receiving rejections until my publisher, MuseItUppublishing accepted Tangled Love aka Tangled Lives, which has been followed by Sunday's Child, False Pretences and my new release Far Beyond Rubies.

Writing is incredibly hard work but I am so glad I persevered.

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