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Writers Round Table

How do you cope with set-backs?Jannine Gallant You have to develop a thick skin to be a writer. Rejection letters are a given. So are sales so low you wonder why you even bother. I take a breath and get back to work. You can’t sell books if you don’t write them. Knowing I’ve created stories that received great reviews makes me want to write another one. I keep telling myself that the next book is going to be the big seller. Think positive!Find Jannine here:
C.R. MossMy level on how well I deal—let it roll off, get angry, get down, etc.—depends upon the set-back, but I usually have a good talk with my author friends and/or hubby who help me to find solutions and feel better about what’s going on.
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Mariposa CruzOne thing that helps me keep perspective is realizing that having to cope with a set-back is better than doing nothing at all. While doing nothing is “failure-free” it is also incredibly boring. Even if it seems like…

Author Interview-Lynda Bailey

I’m pleased to welcome Lynda Bailey, one of my fellow Sierra Romance Writers.What inspired you to become a writer?Guess you could say I wasn’t so much “inspired” to be a writer as desperate to get all the freakin’ stories and characters outta my head. They just kept clamoring at my skull until I got ‘em down on paper. LOLWho are your favorite romance characters (besides your own?)Without a doubt, Houston, Dallas and Austin Leigh from Lorraine Heath’s Texas trilogy. Loooooove those guys! They’re hard, but with a soft spot in their hearts for the women in their lives. If you’ve never read Lorraine Heath, you should. She’s an amazing storyteller who’ll make you laugh and cry –probably in the same paragraph. Tell me what inspired this story.Interesting story there. It was first inspired by the name of a repo business called, Accounts Retrievable. The business has long since closed, but the name got me thinking. What about a story about a woman who owns a repo business? A no-nonsense, tou…