Good morning, everyone! I’m back at my computer today, still a little swollen and itchy from my crazy allergic reaction. I still have no idea what caused it, but I have two more days of medicines, so hopefully, it will help.
Today, we have author Sandra Ardoin with us to talk about her favorite writing tip, so settle in and join in the conversation.
Name: Sandra Ardoin
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Debut Release: A Love Most Worthy
Writing Tip for Authors:
Winston Churchill is quoted as saying, “Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.” He also said, “…never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Churchill hadn’t meant those words specifically for writers, but I think they apply. Perseverance is one of the keys that unlocks the door to writing success. Rejections can send us scurrying for a corner in which to curl up, and poor sales can have us wanting to throw in the towel, but…don’t. Keep believing in your abilities and keep submitting!
This is a great reminder to stay committed to doing something that you love. Your story keeps coming back to you for a reason, so write it!
If you’re serious about publishing and plan to be in it for the long haul, realize it takes time to reach your goals. Study and learn the craft, learn how to market, and develop the relationships that will prove vital to you when your first book releases. Don’t expect 1) to be an overnight sensation and 2) to write, edit, submit, and hold your first book baby within six months after deciding to write it—even if you choose to self-publish. If you intend this as a career, understand that it is a business and treat it with the same respect and skill that a doctor or lawyer would treat their chosen profession.
This is great advice. Writing takes time, and it’s something that you don’t ever stop learning about. If you’re serious about writing, stop thinking and start working towards it. You can do it!
She didn’t know which was colder, an Arctic winter or her new husband’s heart.
Hallie Russell believes life should be lived to the fullest. For that reason, she sails to the gold rush town of Nome, Alaska to take her cousin’s place as the mail-order bride of a respected shopkeeper. But when her aloof husband’s wedding-night announcement rocks her plans for their marriage, Hallie sees her desire for a family to call her own vanish as quickly as the dreams of hopeful miners.
Tragedy led Rance Preston to repent of his rowdy ways and open a general store for the miners in Nome. He’s content in his bachelorhood, but his two orphaned nephews deserve a proper and serious-minded mother. Duped once by a vivacious female, he’s determined to never again let his heart overrule his head…until the high spirits of his new bride threaten his resolve.
When a misunderstanding comes to light, will they allow the gale force winds of insecurity to destroy what they each need most?
Looking for heartwarming and award-winning historical romance? Sandra Ardoin engages readers with page-turning stories of love and faith. Rarely out of reach of a book, she’s also an armchair sports enthusiast, country music listener, and seldom says no to eating out.
This was a great reminder today about not giving up on what you love. Sometimes life can get so busy and throw us off track, but if you have a story that keeps coming back to you, don’t delay. Write it! You will be so glad that you did.
Before you go, take a moment and check out Sandra’s book, A Love Most Worthy and connect with her on social media.
Contact Info/Social Media Links:
Visit Sandra on her website at www.sandraardoin.com.
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