Thursday, September 18, 2014

Guest post by Rosie Somers ~ author of "Pride"


Seventeen-year-old Gabriella Pierce is used to taking care of herself, but she’s about to become responsible for a whole lot more. When she gets a visit from three men claiming to be defenders of fantastical rings imbued with the powers of THE CARDINAL SINS, her life is changed irrevocably.

Gabby is the steward of PRIDE

To make matters worse, she’s falling hard for fellow steward, Grant Barnett, and he hates her guts. Now Gabby has to learn to protect Pride without letting her feelings for Grant get in the way.

Release Date: September 9, 2014

Read a Guest Post by Rosie Somers

Why I Don’t Write Every Day

If you’re a writer and you spend enough time engaging with other members of the writing community, you will eventually hear these words:

If you want to be a serious writer, you have to write every day.

I’m not sure who originally decided this. I picture in my head some super secret council of mysterious, hooded-robed judges deciding which writers are serious and which are not. If we’re judged purely by the frequency with which we put pen to paper, then I (sadly) would be banished to the cold, dark dungeon of unseriousness, where only the worst offenders of the you-must-write-every-day dictum belong. The writing police would lock me up and throw away the key, no trial necessary.

In reality, even though I have sometimes gone entire weeks without writing a word, I don’t think anyone would accuse me of not being serious about my writing. I may not add to my overall word count every day, and I’m certainly not as prolific as some authors, but I am just as dedicated to my craft as the next gal (or guy).

I’m a firm believer that how frequently (or infrequently) one writes does not indicate how serious that writer is. Attitude is what counts.

Serious writers devote time to researching and learning about technique. This includes attending workshops and writer’s groups, taking writing classes, or even just reading online resources for writers.

Serious writers are open to critique and constructive criticism.

Serious writers follow the industry to see what’s happening, and what’s hot on store shelves right now.

When serious writers fail, they pick themselves up, revise, and try again.

Attitude is everything.


About the Author: Rosie Somers is a YA author who lives in Florida, soaking up the year round sunshine. She can often be found in her favourite spot on her favourite beach, nose-deep in a good book.

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