As this month of celebration comes to a close, let me add my congratulations to Cheryl for seven years of blogging. I’m in awe. Not just of her blog, of course, but of her long, vibrant, and continuing career. It reinforces to me, in the immortal words of Woody Allen: “Ninety percent of life is just showing up.”
Of course, there’s more to it than that, but success rarely comes from a one-shot effort, especially for a writer. To create a blog, a book, and a career means “showing up at the page,” day after day, year after year.
That’s what I was challenged to do in writing The Brunson Clan, my new trilogy that launches with the release this fall of RETURN OF THE BORDER WARRIOR. I knew I could complete a book, yes, but I had never written a series. Now, I had to write three connected stories under a tight deadline. I wasn’t sure quite how that was all going to happen.
Here’s what I learned: it happens the same way the rest of them do. One day, one page, at a time.
The series launches with RETURN OF THE BORDER WARRIOR, on the shelves October 16.
Word in the Royal Court has spread. The wild Scottish Borders are too unruly.
Upon the King’s command, John Brunson must return home to enforce the King’s peace upon his family. Failure is not an option. And one woman stands in his way…
But Cate Gilnock is beyond the powers of flattery and seduction. Instead, the painful vulnerability hidden behind her spirited eyes calls out to John as he is inexorably drawn back into the warrior Brunson clan
So let’s congratulate Cheryl on her achievement – and think about your own! Is there something that you’ve done, day by day, just by sticking to it?
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After many years in public relations, advertising, and marketing, Blythe Gifford started writing seriously after a corporate layoff. Ten years later, she became an overnight success when she sold her Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist manuscript to Harlequin. Blythe lives and works along Chicago’s lakefront, nurturing her muse with art, music, history, long walks, good food and good friends. She loves to have visitors at www.blythegifford.com and www.pinterest.com/BlytheGifford,“thumbs up” at www.facebook.com/BlytheGifford, “tweeps” at www.twitter.com/BlytheGifford.