Whenever challenges face me, both mental and physical, I say to myself: “Rolynn, you opened (as a principal) a brand new high school…so you can do this fill-in-the-blank, too!” Usually this call to arms has me straightening my spine, arranging my expression to determined, and forging ahead into the next scary unknown.
Writing novels and getting them published takes enormous persistence and courage, but the out-of-the-box approach you have to take in order to craft a novel that sells, is the biggest challenge of all.
Example: I’d never written a thriller, but decided to try one with my eighth novel. It was the first novel I sold after ten years of pounding on my computer keyboard!
Never in a cyber-century could I have dreamed I could write a series, but I had to try. The first book of the series was picked up by The Wild Rose Press in late 2011…it’s set to release in the summer of 2012.
Could I write a successful novel in first person after hearing how tough the task could be? Why not throw in some normal paranormal elements? Okay, I did that. The final product, FEAR ITSELF is a first person paranormal that focuses on Post Traumatic Stress, so it’s timely, too.
How about setting a novel in the present juxtaposed to scenes from eighty years ago. How in the world would I do that? Could I solve a real (unsolved) murder that took place in 1932 at the same time I solved a made-up murder that happened last week? Why not?
What if one of my novels doesn’t quite fit the categories of The Wild Rose Press. Publish it myself? Yes, I can do that.
Wild, isn’t it? Am I nuts, or is every writer’s life like this?
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