I have discovered writing is the easy part of getting a book “out there”. Because, before a book is published, there are a few other things to get in place, especially for a debut author.
Such as editing, proofing, covers, and . . . MARKETING! Continue reading “A Rude Awakening”
July 2019 signifies another milestone for me — I have finished my second novel! And Echo of Love came in with a scant 120k words. A lot shorter than the whopping 145k words of Murmur of Love.
Why is this such a big achievement for me?
Because now I know I can do it! Continue reading “Finishing my Second Novel”
I did it! I reached beyond my comfort zone and joined a writing group – the Romance Writers Association of South Africa (ROSA), Cape Town chapter.
What an amazing experience meeting fellow dreamers, ordinary woman, all with one thing in common – a love of writing. Some of the ladies are published authors; and some, like me, are still ‘getting there’. Continue reading “Joining a Writing Group”
It started in high school—I’d open a blank A5 exercise book and write words down.
There weren’t many words. If I was lucky, I’d fill 10 pages, maybe 20. Then I’d read my dreadful ramblings, shake my head at my fanciful imagination, and tear the pages out. I’d repeat the process a while later with the beginnings of yet another story.
Eventually I lay that dream aside.
Continue reading “Chasing a Dream”