Thursday, January 19, 2012
Persistence Pays Off: A Writer's Dream Comes True
Cindy wrote a Civil War romance when the odds were against her ever selling it because of the setting. But, she wrote it anyway because it was a story she loved and wanted to tell. She entered it in contests. (The photo is of us at Moonlight and Magnolias where her story made the finals in the Maggie contest.) Cindy got an agent. She persisted with the kind of determination that all writers need and the belief in her work that so few of us maintain.
What can we learn from Cindy? Hang in there and write the story you love. Now, writers have more opportunity than ever to do that with e-publishing and the market is open for great stories, even historical romances set during the Civil War. All you have to do is not give up.