Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Author Spotlight - Susan Jaymes talks about setting goals
My son has always had a dream to become a pro golfer. He's determined and confident he will do it someday. He gave me the courage to pursue my lifelong dream of writing. However, I always need a plan and a goal to work toward.
When I decided to get serious about my writing, I gave myself a five year goal. At that point, I decide if I wanted to continue or if maybe it just wasn't meant to be. I wrote it out in big letters. Published by 2014 and posted it on my wall.
I then set out to learn all I needed to know to get started. I took online classes and reached out to a few fellow writers for critique partners. I went through about four that just disappeared or our writing style wasn't compatible. Since Guilty Hearts was geared to the Harlequin market, I went on their forums where others posted for a critique partner. I came across another that was already published in the emarket and reached out to her. Susan Palmquist became my critique partner and still is to this day. She gave me enormous support. As it turns out, Harlequin rejected Guilty Hearts and Susan suggested Desert Breeze Publishing and here I am.
I think I'm proof that any age and with commitment and hard work, a dream can come true. My son will graduate from college with his masters come May but he still believes he will be that pro golfer in the future. I think he's right. We always can be what we want to be. I hope everyone has the chance to dream and have the dream come true like I did.
Guilty Hearts is a great book. I felt like I was right there with the characters; empathized and laughed right along with them. Loved the surprise twists and had me guessing the outcome right to the end. Can't wait for Susan Jaymes next book release. Reader: Anna Hoff.
What a great story. It was really hard to put the book down. You'll want to continue reading to find out what happens next. Reader: Dawn Margelofsky
I could not stop reading, I was hooked after the first few pages. I would highly recommend this book, you will not be disappointed. Reader's review from Amazon (Cody74)
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