Romance Writers of America
I've been wanting to join the RWA for a very long time, ever since learning about it through Sylvia Day's novels. I felt like, joining would prove that I'm serious about my writing career and doing what it takes to move forward.
I finally took the plunge earlier in the week and got an email today that I was accepted for their general membership, AND I'M SO HAPPY! I also joined the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Chapter today and hope to join my local Wisconsin Chapter soon.
Through the RWA I've already found some great contests (One about banter, and whooo boy let me tell you I've got some characters with sass for days!) and feel like this as a whole will be a great driving factor to keep pushing myself. I've got to prove myself, and I'm determined to do it.
I know I have a lot to learn to improve my writing and make it shine and sparkle, but I'll get there as long as I keep going.
Day it Forward
More than one blog post a month?! Who'd'a thunk it? Haha. My friend has been working so diligently on her blog recently and it inspired me to post more. So, here goes it!
Back in November of 2016 I was chosen by Sylvia Day for her Day it Forward of the month. In case you aren't familiar with it, Sylvia chooses a charity or orginization from the ones submitted and makes a donation to them! Now, if you know me in person (or even just on social media) you know that I'm OBSESSED with red pandas. Every year I go to the Henry Vilas Zoo for their International Red Panda Day celebration, and have been going for a very long time. Red Panda conservation is near and dear to my heart. So, I thought, what have I got to lose? I submitted it and I got an email later that I was chosen!
Now... I won't lie... I cried. Like Sylvia Day had seen my name! She had chosen my submission! I know it had nothing to do with my actual writing, but, just to know that my favorite author had like seen my name was enough to get the waterworks going, haha.
You can check out the post here!
Started me on the path to romance~
Many, many moons ago, I was a nerdy little thing absorbing pretty much any YA novel I could get my hands on, but definitely consuming all manga I could find. (Which was much harder back then, haha.)
My mother, trying to appease, her strange little daughter with a penchant for darkness, brings me this book. I was a little skeptical because I'd never really read romance outside of fanfiction. It seemed up my alley, so I gave it a shot.
Let me tell you... I was hooked. I devoured the book. I couldn't put it down until I was finished and then I read it again. It was like I knew what I wanted to write now. I wanted to write paranormal romance!
Cue to 2018 and I've got so many stories swirling in my head, a number of them written and waiting in my docs, and a full-length novel being queried. So, thanks to my mom and Christine Feehan, I know what I want to do with my life. So, thank you! Haha.