Three Reasons I Love Being a Writer

by Nola on July 11, 2014

Birthday pic 2014 a la gimpHi! Thanks for stopping by today. First of all, let me say how thrilled I am to have my first book about to release with Beachwalk Press. Sunny’s Second Chance will launch on July 21st. I have it on the best authority that Beachwalk is a great publisher and I look forward to being part of the Beachwalk family. I congratulate Beachwalk on this, it’s third Anniversary.

I have always wanted to be an author. Now that my dream has come true, here are my three favorite things about being a writer:

1.)  I know how much I love to read, how wonderful it is to climb inside a gripping, emotional story. For a little while at least, I can forget all my troubles; I can lighten my load. Now, it gives me great pleasure to think I can perform that same service for my readers. My stories are an invitation to them to come away with me into a world of romance, emotion, conflict and true love. What could be better than that?

2.)  I have a lot of daily challenges, like I suppose most people do. Sometimes my troubles weigh heavily on my mind as I try to figure out the best solutions. My favorite way to distract myself from my troubles is to intentionally focus on my latest work in progress. What needs to happen next in my story? How should that dialog go? What new plots are cooking in my mind? Could this turn into a series? This technique never fails to distract me from real life woes.

3)  My very favorite thing about being a writer is being in community with so many other lovely people. Romance writers are such a friendly, supportive bunch. I’ve learned so much from so many generous authors. I also am blessed to have two wonderful critique partners — hi Kaylie and Amy! — who have become my best friends, even though they live hundreds of miles from me. I can’t even imagine them not being in my life.

Thanks so much for stopping by to read my post today. Beachwalk Press is giving away a $100 grand prize to a lucky commenter, and I’ll be giving away a copy of Sunny’s Second Chance when it releases on July 21st. To be eligible for both random drawings, please leave a comment below. (Due to spam issues, all comments have to be approved, so it may take an hour or two for your comment to appear.)

~Nola
“Small town…big love”

PS – Don’t forget to check out the other Beachwalk Press authors who are joining in this Third Anniversary Hop. To read what they love about writing, go visit their blogs by following the links below.

Sidda Lee Tate
Tabitha Rayne
Jaye Shields
Tara Mills
M.A. Stacie
Olivia Starke
Ashlynn Monroe
Pepper Anthony
Lacey Wolfe
Laura Beth Peters
Imogene Nix
Stephanie Beck
Ella Jade
Emily Wood
Theresa Stillwagon
Constance Bretes
Tamaria Soana
Tracey Rogers

 

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Brandi July 11, 2014 at 4:27 am

Love your post Nola! Thanks for sharing with us & congrats on your upcoming release!! How very exciting for you!! =)

Thank you for the giveaway!

Take care & I hope you have a great weekend! =)

Brandi
BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:23 am

Brandi ~ Sorry I’m so late in acknowledging your cheerful comment. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Beachwalk blog hop. Yep, I’m very excited about my upcoming book. Hope I will see you around the readers group.
~ Nola

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Lacey Wolfe July 11, 2014 at 5:21 am

Glad to have you as part of the team, Nola! Good luck with your first release.

laceywolfe at live dot com

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:21 am

Thanks, Lacey. Glad to be a Beachwalk Babe. 🙂 – Nola

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Terri Carle July 11, 2014 at 5:51 am

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIVEAWAY!!!!!

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:20 am

Hi Terri. Thanks for reading my blog post the other morning. You were an early bird! I wish you all the best in the blog hop drawings. Keep reading~ Nola

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Tracey Rogers July 11, 2014 at 6:21 am

Not long until release day! Love your favourite things xx

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:19 am

Thanks so much, Tracey! ~ Nola

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Kathy Heare Watts July 11, 2014 at 6:29 am

Thank you for being part of the Beachwalk Press! Blog Hop! A great way to meet new authors! Congratulations on your upcoming release of Sunny’s Second Chance!

Kathy Watts
Redrabbitt@aol.com

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:18 am

Hello Kathy! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other morning. This hop thing has been pretty fun and I’m happy to meet you. Good luck winning one of the prizes.
~ Nola

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Jessica Hale(Parsons) July 11, 2014 at 6:59 am

Thanks for sharing, congrats on your upcoming release

jessicaoz(at)hotmail(dot)com

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:17 am

Thanks so much Jessica. This hop turned out to be fun for me too, getting to meet so many nice readers. Good luck winning a prize!
~Nola

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Shelly Small July 11, 2014 at 11:09 am

Thanks for the giveaway! Happy 3rd Anniversary!

Shelly
nat2am@yahoo.com

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:16 am

Hello Shelly and thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. Looking forward to getting to know you Beachwalk readers. What a great bunch! Good luck winning a prize.
~Nola

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Tiffany Myers Carroll July 11, 2014 at 11:22 am

Will be reading it with or without winning it!
tmyers541@yahoo.com

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:11 am

Tiffany, you sweet girl! I’m hoping I meet other readers as nice as you. Thanks for visiting my blog and best of luck in the blog hop drawings.

~ Nola

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jaye shields July 11, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Great post!

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:10 am

Thanks, Jaye. I’ll be hopping by yours today. ~ Nola

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Michelle O'Neill July 11, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Thank so much for for your donation to the giveaway. Your book sounds great can’t wait to read your stories

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:09 am

Thank you Michelle. I’m pretty excited about it myself. 🙂 Thanks for reading my post and best of luck in the drawings.

~ Nola

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Joy F July 11, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Thanks for the giveaway.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:08 am

Hi Joy. I’m glad you stopped by my blog the other evening. Good luck winning a prize!
~Nola

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Liz Castillo July 11, 2014 at 7:27 pm

The best part of hops is meeting new authors. How exciting that you have your first Beachwalk book coming out. I cannot wait to read it and get to know you better.

Thanks,
Liz
csuexc@aol.com

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:07 am

Thanks for stopping by the other day, Liz. Yep, I’m pretty excited about Sunny’s Second Chance. And it’s been fun “meeting” Beachwalk Readers like you. Good luck in the drawings. Keep reading. 🙂

~ Nola

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Holly July 11, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Thanks for the chance!! Happy birthday and congrats!!!

Hollyritchie3@gmail.com

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:05 am

Hi Holly. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I hope you’re enjoying hopping and getting to know the Beachwalk authors. Good luck winning a prize.

~ Nola

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Pamela Tyner July 11, 2014 at 11:40 pm

Great post! And I love that picture of you – you look so happy 🙂

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:04 am

Thanks, Pamela. That was my birthday selfie, and yes, it was a happy day. 🙂

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Tamaria July 12, 2014 at 5:50 am

Great Post!

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:03 am

Thanks Tamaria! Today is my day to hop, so I’ll be reading yours a little later. 🙂

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Ashlynn Monroe July 12, 2014 at 4:24 pm

I adore you and I’m glad you’re part of this great group!

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:02 am

Back at you Ashlynn. I think you’re the one who recommended Beachwalk to me three years ago. Right? It really is a great group. Love ya!

~ Nola

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Linda July 12, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Love your list =) Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Saturday!
//linda

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 8:58 am

Hi Linda. Thanks for stopping by my blog last night. I hope you’re enjoying the hop and I wish you luck winning one of the prizes. Keep reading!
~ Nola

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Ashley Poteet July 12, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Thanks for the post and giveaway
ashes_0249@yahoo.com

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 8:57 am

Hi Ashley. Thanks for stopping by my blog last night. Sorry about the pesky approval process. I hate spammers! I hope you’re enjoying the hop and I wish you luck winning one of the prizes. Keep reading!
~ Nola

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Salli Singleton July 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Love your post, Happy Birthday Beachwalk!
southern_babe08@hotmail.com

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Nola July 13, 2014 at 9:25 pm

Hi Salli. So glad you hopped to my blog today. Hope you had fun checking out all the posts. Good luck winning one of the great prizes.

– Nola

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