Friday, September 25, 2009
I'm Having a Party!
Actually I do have a reason. No, I didn't get a book contract. I do however feel like I'm entering the 'real world' again. I'm getting back to doing the things I love, things I now actually have time for. And it's great!
So, since I'm going to be blogging more frequently, I thought I'd have a party so we can all get to know each other. Great idea, no?
While I'm getting back into writing, I'm also mindful that this is the time I need to be networking with people who will actually go out and buy my books one day, when they're available. What do I write?
I'm so glad you asked.
I write contemporary romance and women's fiction. Oh, and I write from a Christian worldview. No, I'm not going to bash you over the head with my faith, but if you want to get to know me, you'll hear me talking about God and Jesus. I have a couple of projects finished. One is kind of on the back burner because nobody wants to publish a book that takes place in Vietnam in the 60's - go figure, I think it's a cool story, but who knows, maybe it's time will come one day. My other book has just been completed and we're going to see what happens with that one. If you enjoy reading romance, you'll probably like my stuff. (Christian worldview, remember, no steamy novels here, sorry!)
Outside of writing, which does take up a huge part of my life, I'm a wife and mom, and I have two border collies which also take up a fair bit of time. I'm doing Agility with my younger dog, which is a lot of fun. Yes, I enjoy making a fool of myself.
I love to garden, roses are my passion and I recently started growing orchids.
Going out to dinner is another passion, but my husband doesn't encourage that one.
I have a dry sense of humor, some might say I'm a tad sarcastic. I'm told by my literary agent (I enjoy using that term, it makes me sound important, hey?) that it's my trademark, and I'm under the impression this is a good thing. I guess we'll see.
I love to sing, contemporary worship stuff, no choirs for me, not that there's anything wrong with them, they're just not my thing. I read when I can, but still haven't nailed the reading and writing my own stuff at the same time thing. I'm a little reserved in person, which is why I spend gobs of time online. I'm told I'm a loyal friend, and fun to be around. Not sure my family would always agree with the fun to be around part. That's why I have dogs.
Oh and I love making new friends, so if you're reading this, consider yourself a new friend!
Won't you introduce yourself? I'd be pleased if you'd follow my blog, and I'll come see what you're blogging about too!
Let's get this party started!
Posted by Catherine West at 1:20 PM