Nathan’s not accustomed to losing and neither is Keira. When an all-consuming attraction threatens to devour them both, Nathan makes it clear he wants to move their relationship out of the boardroom and into the bedroom. Keira knows it’s going to be the negotiation of her life and the stakes have never been higher. This time, her heart is on the line…
February 7, 2013
Plotting Princesses hosts: Addison Fox & The Friends You Take on the Journey
The Friends You Take On the Journey
My thanks to the Plotting Princesses for hosting me today! I have a special place in my heart for the PPs as so many of them are my fellow chapter members in our Dallas RWA chapter. These are an incredible group of women – so generous and giving to the writers’ community – and I’m thrilled to spend the day with them!
Since this is a group of women I know pretty well, I thought this post could talk about the friendships you make on the publishing journey. Writing is a challenging profession – there are the inevitable ups and down, the hours spent crafting stories by yourself and the process of dealing with rejection – all of which require an ever-thickening skin and a desire so deep to have the publishing dream that that very same stubborn desire eclipses whatever difficulties get thrown your way.
Because of that, it’s absolutely essential to find good friends for the journey.
Whether you find them through your local RWA chapter or on writers loops, via the Goodreads community or on a common blog, developing strong, trusting friendships to see you through those ups and downs is as important as honing craft, learning the business and building your marketing plan.
It is your writer friends who will pave a path of camaraderie and support on your publishing journey. Your writer friends who understand why revisions induce the need to consume vast quantities of chocolate peanut butter ice cream. Your writer friends who understand why that smiley face from your editor in the margin of the manuscript means more than a promotion at the day job.
And it is your writer friends who will humanize the journey to publication, bringing such great love, joy and celebration to your life as an author.
They are necessary. They are beloved. They are invaluable. When you find them, hug them close and refuse to let them go.
CEO Keira McBride has put more than a decade of blood, sweat, and tears into restoring her family’s magazine empire and knows she can handle any business challenge thrown her way…until sexy billionaire and corporate raider Nathan Cooper makes a play for her legacy.
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