When I started writing, I really didn't have any goals. I loved to write and took joy from merely putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard as it were). Now, I find so much of my thoughts geared towards publication, I find I forget why I started writing in the first place. I hate the fact that as I write my historical, in the back of my mind I'm worried about how I can market it or what agent is going to be interested in it. I find the joy of writing the darn thing has been eclipsed by my concerns about publication.
And I'm not alone. Melissa and I have talked about this for awhile. I think we feel it especially with regards to our historical writing. So we joined with our friend Olivia to create a new blog to re-discover the joy of writing and to celebrate the genres we choose to write not for their marketability but because we love to write. The result is Villa in Tuscany.
Way stations in the night
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