Sometimes you just have to hang on through the tsunami.
The life a writer is not always glamorous. In fact, most of the time it can be pretty boring. You sit in your chair and you type. Type, type, type, type, type. Then you put your words in front of your critique group and they show you how many ways you could have done it better and send you back to your chair. Then you start over—you try a different voice, a plot change–and witness the slow, agonizing death of your favorite darlings. And then one day you actually get to type “THE END” and you breathe a brief sigh of relief before you send it out into the world.
Drowning in a tsunami of competition and rejection, you cling to a swaying palm tree of hope that someone will actually read it to the end and when they get there, the will like it.
It is a small hope.
The odds are against you.
Sometimes, you win.
So it is with great pleasure and humble thanks that I share the news that The Goddess of Undo, a book of my heart is beginning to get some recognition. It started with the Readers Favorite Award it received last fall, getting top marks from Indie reviewers.
This week, I learned that “Goddess” is a finalist in the Contemporary Romance Writers of America Stiletto Contest, Women’s Fiction Category.
This is exciting news for me as this recognition comes from members of Romance Writers of America, a group to which I’ve belonged for more than five years now and boasts the best of the best authors in the Romance Genre. I can’t be more pleased.