Writing a novel is fun.
But like most writers, to lose myself in a story, I need to be alone. For hours—which zip by like minutes when I’m in the flow.
I’m not lonely because I’m with my characters in my head. Depending on the scene, I could be one or two. Or with a crowd.
But when I’m done writing, and set my laptop aside, reality sets in. That I’m in a room by myself, and that the people who’ll read the book I’ve been writing will do so in the future, in their own time and place.
Will they enjoy it? I hope so. Will they eagerly turn the pages, anxious to see what happens next? I hope so. Will they look to see what other books I’ve written, become a fan? I sure hope so—that’s every writer’s dream.
Which is why I love meeting readers in person. Like I did in August during three book signings at the New Jersey Shore.
On Day One, I gave a power point presentation at the Ocean City Library about my newest release Never onMonday. The next day, I sold copies of that book and my historical romance, Beacon Beach, at a family fun day festival at the Cape May Lighthouse. The day after that, I sold and signed copies of Never on Monday and Beacon Beach at Sun Rose Words and Music bookstore in Ocean City.
At each of those events, I met readers who’d read one of my books, or were planning to. And it was fun it was to hear from real people about how much they enjoyed my fictional characters.
It was inspiring! It super-charged my enthusiasm to keep writing, so that I can publish my next book and then the one after that and the one after that.
I write for joy. For myself, and for my readers who are looking for an adventure, a chance to escape to an exciting fictional world.
My recent book signings also got me excited about participating in more such events.
So, I’m excited to announce that I will have a table at the Jax Book Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, September 23 at the Duval County Main Library at 303 N. Laura St. Jacksonville, Florida.
If you’re in the area, come meet me and other authors and tell us how much you like our books and characters.
You’ll make my day, for sure!