Monday, August 2, 2010

Welcome, Chastity Bush

Thanks for having me today, Ginger. And I am so sorry for not getting this to you sooner!

I wanted to talk a little about the reasons authors write. For me, it is the pure joy of creating characters and an entirely new world. In this world I can pretty much do whatever I want, and for someone as creative as me, that can be just about anything. *big grin*

When I first started writing I never once thought about how much I might make or where I would be published and because of that, I think that the first book I ever wrote was my best work. But now, I find myself worrying about being accepted and rejected and what royalties I am going to receive and so on, which leads me to the horrible writers block, which is where no writer wants to end up.

I guess what I am trying to say is this: Write because you love it. Not because you want to make money or find fame. Write because you know that that is what you want to do and who you are.

And don’t take on too many projects. I know that promotion is great but make sure that you have all of your ducks in a row. I am the queen of making this blunder. As a matter of fact, I forgot about this very blog piece and believe me, I felt like the biggest boob for doing so. Take your time and make sure that you have time to do what you need to or you will end up running in circles.

On another note, if you like a good steamy romance, check out my website! I have a little bit of everything on there including my newly released, upcoming and works in progress. I hope to hear from you soon!

Thanks again, Ginger!


chastitybush said...

Thank you for having me here today, Ginger! Your blog is beautiful!

Lin said...

I adore Chasity. She has such an amazing way of grabbing you and not letting you go. I was lucky enough to do a cover blog for her new Muse Cover and I am soo looking forward to the relase, I have it on my calendar and am making sure I have factored in more than enough money for that month to get her book so I can put my feet up and read to my hyeart's content. And Ginger, as always your generosity in opening your blog to let authors come on and share the ins and outs of what takes them through the writing process or drives them, is more than kind. EXCELLENT JOB Ladies!

chastitybush said...

Aww, Lin. You make me blush! What wonderful things to say! You too, are a terriffic person.

Rhobin said...

Good advice, Chastity.

Karen McGrath said...

Good advice, Chastity, to keep priorities straight. I often take on too much! Nice interview, ladies. :)

Larion aka Larriane Wills said...

now when i forget something i won't feel as bad knowing others do it too.

Cate Masters said...

Excellent advice Chastity! When you love what you do it shows in your work. And doesn't feel like work!

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