Monday, September 28, 2009

POWER OF PAPER AND PEN


Happy Manic Monday, I’ve brewed some pumpkin spice coffee for anyone interested in celebrating the fall season with me. Rebecca Royce has a new release today – Summer’s Wolf from Liquid Silver Books. Congrats.


This week marks a mile stone for me. It’s been one year since I started writing. Last summer I took ill and was house bound for six months. After two months I started going nuts, I’d read everything I owned twice and couldn’t afford to buy anything new. My wonderful co-workers knew about my obsession with reading and pooled together their books for me. A whole box of romance novels.


I’d never read a romance before. Before I knew it I was hooked. It took me a month to devour everything and find myself once more without reading material. This is when inspiration took place in the form of an old note pad and pen. With Bollywood music playing in the background the first chapter of my book Bait came to be. I sold it this summer to Liquid Silver books.
Fifty-two weeks ago I started on an unknown journey and discovered so much. Critique groups, internet friends, forums, websites, blogs just to start with. I’d never heard of an ebook until I met Rebecca. LOL. The power of paper and pen has changed my life. I can’t imagine not writing now.


I wonder where the next year will bring me?


What are your stories? How did you get started?

5 comments:

Rebecca Royce said...

I've been writing pretty much my whole life but never seriously. Then, my husband challenged me to write a book in the genre I was obsessively reading. I was pregnant with my second son and just had my third which is strange to think about.

Sandra Sookoo said...

Been writing since I was ten. Got serious about writing almost three years ago when I was laid off from my job. It's been a wild ride and doesn't appear to be slowing down :-) Looking forward to the future :-)

RKCharron said...

Hi Annie :)
I've wrote diligently from the age of 4 (my first typed short story) till 22. Then I focused all my energy on work and family.
I still wrote, but as a hobby, and for myself.
This year I took stock & have begun writing as persistently (daily) as I had when I was younger. Now my goal and dream is to be a published author.
:)
Thank you for sharing,
All the best,
RKCharron
xoxo

Annie Nicholas said...

Wow, three lifers.
You know even after twelve months I still have write the first draft on paper. I'm trying to break the habit and be more enviromentally conscious. LOL

J Hali said...

I wrote things when I was younger, but never seriously until I attended an RT Convention April before last. I got so pumped, I came back and started digging through packing boxes to find stuff I'd tinkered with.

The Kind cats were revived and I love those guys! Thanks Ron Perlman (yes, I love that man)

Great post, Annie. And congratulations to you on all of your success.