As the years have passed, however, I have discovered how lonely this way of life can be at times. It can be even more lonely as a writer.
When I was a wee lass, I decided to write, edit, print, publish, and market my own books all by myself, to satisfy my "introvertedness."
I do not recommend this. This is not a smart idea. This is a stupid idea.
Luckily, I've come to my senses. I now see how important it is, how wonderful it is, to seek the help of others, and to help them in return.
Recently, I have come in contact with a few authors and soon-to-be-authors, and to my great surprise and joy, I was not rejected, as I had feared. Not only have I been welcomed with open arms, I have been supported, encouraged, and helped by every person with whom I have come in contact.
The clean romance community is truly wonderful, readers and authors alike, and I am so blessed to be a part of it! And despite my "introvertedness," I find myself becoming friends with fellow authors, wanting to spend time with them, enjoying their novels, and loving the moments I connect with them.
Now all I need to do is get off my couch and talk to more people...And "therein lies the rub"!
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