Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
Well, the release of Wife For Hire went off without a hitch. It’s available in both ebook and print (whoooo-hoooo!).
There’s a special kind of excitement (and fear) when one releases a new book and I’ve been going on that roller coaster of emotions. It’s been a few years—since before the pandemic—since I’ve released anything new and the same old questions go through my head. Is it good enough? Will people like it? Is it ready?
Sometimes, you just can’t answer those questions. Sometimes, you just have to have faith, put all those doubts aside, grab hold of your heart, and let it go.
I’m not sure about other writers—I can only speak for myself—but for me, the characters in my stories become so real—and it’s hard to let them go. It’s like sending your child out into the world.
So why do I do it? Why do I write? Well, several reasons really. I’ve had a love affair with words for as long as I can remember. One of my earliest—and fondest—memories is sitting with my grandmother in her rocking chair while she read to me from Little Golden Books (remember those?). It wasn’t long before I was reading to her. And then I bought my first romance novel and voilà ! Not only was I hooked, but I wanted to write these stories (because I’m such a sucker for that happily ever after—still am!). I write not only because I have stories to tell, but because I am not the same person when I don’t. Despite the difficulties (writer’s block, anyone? Characters doing what they want and not what you want them to do. Writing yourself into a corner with no way out—yeah, I’ve done all that), it’s still one of the things in life that I love the most (aside from my family and friends).
Now to get back to the third book in the series so I can go through this roller coaster of emotion once again!
Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!
If you want to check out Jared and Merrilee’s love story, I’ve provided some links.