The Reality of Bliss #WritingWenches

They say that bliss is a state of perfect happiness. I achieved that state for exactly 30.4 seconds this week, when the release day for Unwrapping Love came.

This is my first published work of fiction, and I couldn’t be happier, will never be happier than holding that beautifully bound tome that contains my name on the back. My. Name. On. The. Back. Of. A. Book! (Among the other 20 amaze-balls authors of course!)

That said, on the euphoria of the moment passed it was business as usual. Why? Because publishing is a business and it never rests.

We have our epic release day bash, giveaways to execute, ratings to watch, tweets to tweet, posts to write and fans to interact with….it’s a blast don’t get me wrong…I just want to dispel the myth that we writers can sit back like a bunch of “ladies (and men) who lunch”, drink Mimosa’s and have our cabana boys rub oil on our backs as we bask in our own glory.

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NOT REALITY

Hey, to be fair, some writer’s are able to do that. Heck, one day I hope I can join their oiled ranks, but for now I am content to sit in my sweats, pound the living hell out of my keyboard and create characters I know that people can smile at and relate to – and share a virtual drink with those fellow writers around the world who are an integral part of my success.

I am happily a door to door salesman, as many new authors are – and the ability to interact at ground level with the people who read your work is a gift some authors take for granted.

And with that said – it’s back to work…I have a new release in February which really switches gears (Grad student and a ghost anyone? Could get interesting…)

Also – for lovers of the Anthology rumor has it that romance will hit the high seas for a summer themed romance you do not want to miss! Stick tight to the Wench-blog for more info!

Keep reading!

Melina

 

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