Welcome to my world of romance!
All things romance novel related are allowed and encouraged throughout my blog and website. Contact me if you’re interested in guest posting!
I’ve been a huge fan of writing since I was eight years old and a huge fan of romance since I was twelve. Some of my early stories were mostly inspired by Sarah Dessen and Stephanie Meyer where I would write about young women going through a rough time at home who end up falling for the “bad boy” at school. YA was my main domain until I got older and graduated to new adult and then finally contemporary romance.
I’m a mass communications major at Texas State University with a minor in writing. This is my senior year so hello graduation in December! I’m so excited to have one less thing in the way, keeping me from writing. Until then, I’ll be doing my very best to bring you guys awesome content from a fellow indie author in the self-publishing scene!
Some Author Questions:
A common misconception entwined with authors is that they are socially inept, how true is that?
I’m not sure how true it is for other authors, but I do sometimes have to deal with awkward social situations because I might not realize what I’m doing or saying is odd. I enjoy observing people and will sometimes be a little too analytical about what I’m observing which can make people feel more like subjects than a person.
Do all authors have to be grammar Nazis?
Certainly not. Understanding the English language is more of a privilege than most people think, so not everyone has had the education and training to be the best with grammar. Sometimes I find grammar Nazis to be pretentious, especially when the piece of writing isn’t about the grammar, it’s about the content.
What makes this particular genre you are involved in so special?
Romance is meant to entertain, and I love that about reading. Sure, sometimes it’s nice to read a piece of literature that makes you see the world differently, but many times I just want to read something fun that will make me feel safe, encouraged, and cathartic.
When did it dawn upon you that you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve been writing on and off since I was in elementary school. I think my first attempt to write a novel was in third grade, and it was a knock-off version of Harry Potter except in first-person POV with a female main character.
My desire to write died my freshman year of high school as I had an incredibly difficult time adjusting to adolescence and then eventually adulthood. After a particularly rough summer where all I did was work and drink heavily, I decided writing was the only thing that truly made me happy, and it was what I wanted to do with my life, no matter what anyone else thought of it or said about it.
I’ve been writing religiously ever since.
How often do you write?
Everyday. I only work on my manuscript a few times a week, but I have to write often for school, work, and my internship, so technically I do write every day. I’ve also been getting into journaling as much as possible as well, and I believe it will definitely help with my perspective and voice.
What to expect from this blog:
- Lots and lots of book reviews! I am always reading books, and I’d love to share with all of you. I also will take suggestions if there are any and add them to my massive TBR list. I’m playing catch-up at the moment, but I’ll eventually get new releases on schedule to as close to the release date as I can.
- Posts about my work-in-progress and the steps I’m taking to accomplish these goals. As I learn, you guys will learn as well. I would love to provide helpful information as well as simply share my experiences with fellow writers and readers.
- Appreciation posts for other writers, bloggers, etc. I’ll try to develop different ways of showing my appreciation for others in the industry. This could include “Top Ten…” type posts or the promotion of one specific person or site.
- And many more! I’m flexible and want to see where this blog may lead me.
Here’s an update on what I’m currently reading so check it out if you’d like to read along. Then stay tuned for my book review afterward. Feel free to comment any of your own thoughts!