Romance Writers Weekly


Hey there and welcome. Thanks for joining us! We’re very glad you’re here and we hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday.

Here is this week’s challenge:

What is the hardest part for you in writing?

Hemingway once said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed,”.

Writing is hard. Reaching into your soul and pulling out your deepest emotions and then translating them to the page. But like anything worth doing, it never promised to be easy.

And, for me, the hardest part is after the book is written and needs to be marketed. I love the process of writing, every gut-wrenching minute of it. I am happy when my characters come to life and when I have described places that take shape and make me believe I am actually there. I get nervous when the story presents dangers for my heroes and heroines and I thrill when the solution is found and they can be safe once again. I love the happily ever after.

When the first draft goes to the editor, I worry that I haven’t done my job. When it comes back to me mostly intact, I enjoy making the edits that strengthen my story. When I get the final cover, I am so excited.

Then comes the marketing. Should I use social media or websites? Should I use Amazon and find keywords? Newsletters? Everything? Am I ever doing enough? Should I get an assistant?

And when my readers buy the book, will they like it?

Yes, writing is hard , but selling it is harder.

Now let’s hop over to the wonderful Jenna Da Sie and read about the most difficult part for her.


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