Hello! I’m one of the newest member authors of Romance Books 4 Us and you’ll get to know me each month on ninth as I blog about things happening in my world, writing and otherwise. I’m so excited to be a part of this wonderful group and hope you will enjoy getting to know me.
Stubborn or determined…both are two sides of the same coin. People who are stubborn can also be determined and sometimes to be determined you have to be stubborn, especially in the writing business. Many famous authors received rejections before ever getting published. Even today, having your books recognized is a marathon.
My stories have been around the block a time or two. That’s the hard part with small publishing houses. I love the family atmosphere but sometimes they don’t last. Just recently I received the rights back for three books. One of the books was my first book that I got a contract on and sale on. It was a sad moment for me. I received the rights back because the publisher is going in a different direction with their submissions and my books don’t fit with them anymore. If this had been my first experience with this, I’d have been heartbroken.
Another book was with two different publishing houses that went under. Both times the publishing house closed their doors and I received my rights back. Stubborn…determined…I kept submitting the story elsewhere and it’s found a wonderful home, where it's become a series.
But what to do this time? Three books are a lot. So I’ve decided to give self-publishing a try. I have contracted for new covers and am working with an editor to make the stories better. After all, I’d like to think I’ve learned a thing or two since receiving that first contract! And I’m determined (or is that stubborn?) to bring these wonderful stories back to my readers.
So which are you...stubborn? determined? or something else??