I really do love to write. Well, not always. Sometimes that 5 a.m. shriek of the alarm is brutal. But there’s tremendous satisfaction in creating fictional worlds that are relevant to today’s readers. The setting can be contemporary (which I write now) or historical (which I wrote for Love Inspired). Either way, I love the hunt for words that help us to understand this crazy world we live in.
A friend once asked, “If you knew you’d never sell another book, would you still write?”
“Absolutely,” I told her. “It’s just who I am.”
So never mind the early wake-ups, the aches from too much computer time, or those days when the characters refuse to behave, or worse, to show up at all. That just means it’s time for a break, maybe a walk, some chocolate, or a visit with a friend. Or maybe it’s time for a few days of doing nothing while the ideas percolate. It’s all part of the creative process.
The joy really is in the doing for me. I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life and am blessed beyond words to be on this road.
Victoria Bylin is a romance writer known for her realistic and relatable characters. Her books have finaled in multiple contests, including the Carol Awards, the RITAs, and RT Magazine's Reviewers Choice Award. A native of California, she and her husband now make their home in Lexington, Kentucky, where their family and their crazy Jack Russell terrier keep them on the go. Learn more at victoriabylin.com.
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