During this Thanksgiving holiday there could have been a lot for me to be annoyed with or impatient about in regards to my book release and the future of my writing career. The words aren't flowing like before when I was writing for the joy of it rather than because I have a deadline. The worry that this might be the only book I ever publish. Frightened that romantic suspense isn't my genre unless I have years to work out the plot, sequence, twists, etc. Maybe I should write generic romance where I could churn those out every month, if I wanted. Not that there's anything wrong with that type of literature. It's just that my dream was always to write suspense novels a la Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Karen Robards, Julie Garwood, etc. All of these thoughts and more were getting me down this holiday season until it was time to say what we were thankful for before Thanksgiving dinner. That's when I realized that I have not one, but two jobs, which are both fulfilling in different ways. I have a roof over my head, family and friends that I love, dogs I love to spoil, and my health. Everything else is white noise. Little worries that I will always have because that's just my personality. This Thanksgiving I put all that behind me and enjoyed spending time with my family. I will write more novels. Whether they are romantic suspense or just romance I will write more because I do love it. If I sell them or not, that would be the question, but regardless I am happy where I am right now in my writing career because it's the beginning and I have miles to go before I sleep (thanks Frost for the help with that one). Enjoy this holiday season. Write if you want. Read if you want. Or not. Spend time cherishing those around you and everything else will come in time.
Author of romantic suspense with a new novel coming soon!