Friday, August 3, 2012

Part 2 – Facts from the RWA Convention



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For today's fact, I started to peruse my notebook, which is almost full from what I'd jotted down during the workshops. I had a hard time picking out just one piece of information from so many that needed to be shared.



But then I remembered the fun I had at the workshop called "Secrets of a Best Selling Sisterhood" with Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Jane Ann Krentz, and I knew that Susan had shared a very wise suggestion. One I've unknowingly followed to my benefit.



Find your own path!



This sounds so simple, doesn't it? I thought so until I spent time examining the words and her explanation. Then they hit me. Simple genius!



The reason I am now an Indie author is because traditional publishers weren't interested in my angel stories. Probably felt the paranormal market would fade and the books wouldn't be popular or sell.



They were wrong. Both light-hearted stories, My Cheeky Angel and His Devious Angel, have done very well on Amazon…(must be the angels drawing good vibes – (Uh huh – yep – I know it!!)



So, I did go ahead and follow my own path. And it led me to success. If I had given up on those books and tried another genre, it would have taken months to finish writing something suitable to submit, then months (if ever) to hear whether this time I'd hit the right note, come up with the fresh new voice and wrote a story they would accept.


To tell you the truth – I'm so relieved that I did find and follow my own path – the one that worked for me. Of course, she did mention one other small item - that once you choose your way, it's up to you to make the magic happen. :)


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1 comment:

  1. I really need to get involved with RWA again. I belonged years ago and feel it's time. Have to join the NYC chapter and then national. Thanks for this post...it's reminding me what I have to do.

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