I have written all of my life, but didn’t get serious about pursuing the craft until 10 years ago. I have a full-time job, but I still wanted to write. My initial goals were ambitious: a screenplay, or maybe even a full novel. But job and family always seemed to come first.
what I’ll be writing
I will be writing a romance, so a lot of the books I’ll be reading will be romance. Why romance? Well, for one thing, I love love. I’m an incurable romantic. Nothing makes me feel better than hearing or seeing two people find that certain someone in their lives. Another reason is that romance has set structures and genres, and that makes things easier for me as a new writer.
My only struggle with romance was whether or not I could write R-rated scenes. At this moment, I find that I can’t. So my romance will strictly be G. I take great comfort that the most romantic story I know—Pride and Prejudice of course—was G-rated as well.
I have a window of time this summer. So, I will write.