The past couple years, I’ve taken a huge interest in reading about, conversing with, and studying women in business. After all, writing and publishing Romance novels is a business. And I have to admit, I’m a little obsessed with seeing how other woman run their businesses. Sometimes it’s to get inspiration for my website (content, design, etc) or just to get myself to push a little harder to reach my goals. Ladybosses such as Regina Anaejionu of byregina.com and Shay Cochrane of the SCStockshop have captured and held my attention for over a year now, but recently I’ve come across the amazing Sarah Morgan of xosarah. And it was something she wrote about in August of this year that’s got me thinking twice about a few things.
Stop clinging to shit that isn’t working – you might be missing out on something better! – Sarah Morgan
For more than three years, I have been writing, designing, and researching topics specifically related to writing Romance for new and aspiring authors. I originally started this pursuit because there was so many things I’d done wrong when I first started out that I wanted future authors to avoid. And it worked. The blog brought a lot of traffic to my site, boosted my Pinterest followers, and helped me discover some new friends. It also helped me work through my own trials as sort of an author’s journal such as getting through burnout (over and over again). I took setting aside time to blog to heart and ensured I was producing material that was well-researched, was helpful to fellow authors and writers, and would make a difference. And I had a good time doing it.
But the “how to write Romance” blog posts just aren’t working for me anymore.