Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Five years down the track... Trish Morey on the anniversary of *that* call
It's my anniversary tonight - five year's since getting the call from Harlequin Mills & Boon's Richmond office, five years since discovering that after 11 years in the unpublished wilderness, I was going to achieve my dream of being a published author. And what a five years it's been!
Much to my delight (and surprise) they took another book after that first, and then another. Since that fateful evening, I've written another thirteen books for Harlequin Presents and every single sale is a pure celebration. I don't think that thrill ever goes - at least I hope it doesn't because it sure makes up for all the worrying while I'm waiting to hear from my editor!:-)
Five years on and life is a little different in the Morey household. The day job is gone (mine at least - hubby is still waiting for his turn and methinks he might be waiting a little while more. He lives in hope:) The kids are five years older too. Not such little kids anymore and getting more independent by the day. Though more demanding in other ways - I'm sure my tween age social life wasn't a patch on theirs!
And there's all sorts of wonderful and wondrous things about being a published author, from the sheer joy of seeing your book on the shelves, to the fun of receiving translations through the post and the uplifting emails from readers who've loved your books.
But one of the very, very best things about being a romance writer is the friends you make, in the writing group in your home town, the people you meet at conferences interstate, the friends you make on line in writing and reading communities and blogs like this one, the friends you make overseas, in countries so far flung that you would never have met these people otherwise.
Romance writing does that. It brings people with a love of reading and writing romance together and it forms bonds stronger than supaglue.
It's been a great five years of reading and writing and making and meeting friends. Here's to friends everywhere and here's to making many more!
Watch out for Trish's next release, The Italian Boss's Mistress of Revenge, out in North America this coming August!
Posted by Trish Morey at 9:31 PM