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May 5, 2016

Ups and Downs of the Writer-ly Road by Sasha Summers @sashawrites #10thbook #milestone book

I love writing.

Nothing like seeing your ideas, the people in your head, in print. Yep, it's terrifying. Slightly nauseating.

And completely Awesome.

I'm blessed to be able to do something I enjoy. My 10th full length novel came out last month - a small accomplishment for some. Huge for others. I'm pretty proud.

But that doesn't mean it's all good stuff.

I write for Harlequin Blaze, their spicier imprint. My 10th book was my first book with them. The next in the series is out in November. That will be my last Blaze. Again, I realize I'm lucky to be writing for Harlequin Western and Entangled Publishing - but I admit I'm bummed. I think, as writers, we tend to look ahead--characters, stories, settings--that could be. Knowing they won't be, for now anyway, is a bum deal.

And yet, if there's one thing I've learned on my magical jaunt down writer-ly road: things change. Better to keep going than to get bogged down with the disappointments or what-ifs. It's not always easy, but no one ever said writing was easy.

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." - Ernest Hemingway


Sloane B. Collins said...

Congratulations on the 10th book! That's a big accomplishment, and you should be proud! You had a dream of being a published author, and you've worked hard to get there. Very proud of you!

Kathy Ivan said...

Congratulations on your tenth book. That is a major accomplishment. Finishing and publishing even one book is more than most ever achieve. I was bummed when I heard about the Blaze line going away, but you'll have many more opportunities to prosper and shine. As Dory would say, "Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming." Love the Hemingway quote.

Cathy McElhaney said...

10 Books! That is awesome! I JUST self published my second book this week. It's pretty exciting! I sold 10 whole copies of my first one and I have sold one of these...but it's fun to write them and I will not let the sales report get me down! I wish you the best of luck!

Uschi Nochbesser said...
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Uschi Nochbesser said...

Congrats! I've got my 10th book published in summer. It was a tough time with the lockdown and everything, but we did it. I hired a couple of editors to make the process faster.
Uschi Nochbesser > editings and translations.