Hello Fellow Writers!
Yesterday was a very big day for me, but it unfortunately didn't involve getting any writing done. Sure, I wrote pages in my head, but those don't count. Today they will have to be put onto actual paper.
My non-writing life suddenly got very busy. I accepted a job as an RN Supervisor every other weekend for the day shift at a local nursing and rehab center. This will still leave me with all week and every other weekend to write, which is good. My husband and I celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary last night as well, and he acted just like one of my romance heroes by surprising me with a gorgeous diamond ring ...*swoons and sighs*
I just finished reading "The Desert King's Housekeeper Bride" by Carol Marinelli. Her bio on eHarlequin.com tells how she received numerous rejection letters from Harlequin before finally being published. Now she's written 50 novels for both the Presents and the Medical lines (she's a nurse too, small world!).
Carol Marinelli was born in England to Scottish parents, then emigrated to Australia, where there are loads of Scottish and English people who did exactly the same, so she’s very at home there.Today I have errands to run but I will get a minimum of 1000 words written today. Wish me luck, and good luck to you too!
She lives in the outer suburbs of Melbourne—pretty much in her car, driving her three children to their various commitments.
Carol first tried to write for Harlequin Mills & Boon while doing her nursing training in London. It was merrily rejected and she was devastated. Rejection became a regular friend over the next few years and she amassed quite a collection. Still, as the years moved on the rejections became more detailed and instead of weeping over them and scorning them, she finally read them. Properly.
In 2000 her first romance was accepted for the Medical Romance line and she lived happily ever after. Well, that’s what she thought would happen but actually, no, it was then that the hard work really began!
Once published she discovered the Romance Writers of Australia—it would, she now knows, have been far easier on this journey to have discovered them earlier. Attending her first conference she realized that she wasn’t the only person who lived with a constant cinema happening in her head—in fact they were all THE SAME! Different but the same and many wonderful friendships were made.
Carol now writes for both the Medical Romance and Presents lines and loves them both.
One of her goals is to attend the Romance Writers of America conference with a few Romance Writers of Australia, which is a very nice goal to have.