People have asked ‘What happened to Marie Kelly!!’ Well the answer is that I took a break.
But I wasn’t sitting on my fingers doing nothing. I spent time in two main ways
- Started to write in a couple of different Genres. We all need to follow the muse and mine went off into fantasy for a bit.
- Started to learn how to be a better editor.
I did not come from a background as a writer, but as a computing person. I saw writing as a hobby and was surprised how others enjoyed my stories. I think many of us when this is the case suffer from Imposter Syndrome. We don’t see what we create as valuable – when it is.
I never looked for a publisher, doing everything myself. And as a result the editing, as many comments showed, left much to be desired.
If I could give one piece of advice to those aspiring authors out there, it is to find other authors. Join a writers group. There are plenty out there, both face to face and online. Learn from others and get feedback. It will amaze you how much your writing will improve as a result. And over the past few years, this is what I have been doing.
I now have decided, damn it! I am a writer! And my first step is to re-edit all the older books.
I have published a few newer ones, much better written, such as Billionaire’s mistake and Temporary wife and I hope the difference in style will help the stories soar to new heights.
So. Hi again and I look forward to the future. Hopefully with you as part of it