Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday's Get Motivated: Featuring Guest Author CC Mackenzie

My secret dream was to write a romance - a good romance, a great romance. When I think of the years I secretly wrote little romance stories and hoarded them in boxes and fiddled around with them, I could weep. I couldn't stop making up stories and tales and fantasies. And that is what a writer does. You can't stop writing. And I think that's the key point.

Three years ago I had a mastectomy. Sounds horrible. And it was. BUT I lost the fear of failure and went for it and wrote from the heart, dug down deep and, thank you God, connected with readers.

I doubt I'll ever reach dizzy heights, but that's okay because readers got the stories.

Readers will get you, too. So, just keep on going. Take a breath and write what you want to read and cannot find.

And one by one your readers will find you. Do not hold back  Forget what editors and publishers ever told you and follow your heart.

This whole business is so overwhelming, but at the end of the day, readers want more stories that they love.

CC MACKENZIE is the author of three completed contemporary romances due out this year. Reckless Nights in Rome, A Stormy Spring.  Run Rosie Run is due out before the end of 2012.  She released a vampire romance novella Big Trouble in China  in September 2012 the first of three in a series.  Capturing Coco’s Heart another contemporary romance  is out in early 2013.

A born storyteller, she creates a fast paced blend of humour, poignancy and a deep sensual warmth that speaks directly to her readers. The eldest of two children, Christine lives in South Cheshire, United Kingdom. She has two daughters and one son.
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Patricia Bradley said...

Even the worst of things have a silver lining. So glad you lost your fear of failure staked out your claim on life! Wishing you the best in your writing.

Patricia Preston said...

Thanks for stopping by, Pat!

Mia McKimmy said...

So true that a life threatening illness can change your perspective on life. I believe it makes us stronger, more focused individuals in the end. Happy to hear you're doing well, and didn't give up on your dreams.

Happy writing!
Mia McKimmy

Debbie Herbert said...

Great article - and I would also add that even if some readers don't "get" you, don't let that stop you either, Stay healthy! Debbie

Patricia Preston said...

Thanks for stopping by, Debbie and Mia!