At the end of July while a lot of romance writing peers head to Anaheim for the annual RWA Conference I’ll be going to Venice–a place I’ve always dreamed of going to visit. I don’t spend a lot of time pining over things I want but don’t have, that’s just not my nature. And my heroines are also usually like this. Nichole Reynolds from A CASE OF KISS AND TELL definitely is. She knows what she wants and she keeps that picture firmly in her mind’s eye as she moves toward it but there is a part of her that quietly wants a little more. A part of her really wants it all. She wants to have the corner office, a sexy husband who adores her and maybe some day a family.
But that’s not her usual agenda. And in her daily routine she’s not thinking about anything beyond what she can control. And that’s the corner office. I’m a big list-maker and goal setter. I always have been but I only put on my list what’s in my control to make happen. And this year it just so happens that going to Venice was easy to accomplish.
Nichole’s bucket list had ‘get a interview with Conner Macafee‘ on it and she used all her contacts and cunning to make it happen by crashing his family’s annual Fourth of July party. All I had to do was call the travel agent and voila we’re going to Venice. Though there have been times I’ve done that kind of legwork that Nichole did. Like before I made my first sale to Desire and I entered a contest that I knew the senior editor of Desire would be judging, went to several conferences where I could meet and talk to her and then I had to put the rest on faith in my own writing. I made the finals of the contest, the senior editor picked me as the winner and I sold to Desire five months later.
There are all kinds of ways to make those things we really want happen. Tell me about one of the things you’ve made happen. One randomly chosen blog participant will win a copy of the first Matchmakers, Inc. book READY FOR HER CLOSE-UP.