After almost two years of hiding behind an old photograph, I "came out" at Romanticon...
I admitted who I am, and what I truly look like...all five chins, tiny little teeth, and 75 extra pounds of adipose tissue. I think my greatest fear was that people would not accept me for what and who I truly am. (Or is that "whom"?) After all...I am an author of sexy, hot, erotic romance...right? Am I not expected to be hot, sexy, and gorgeous?
Well...except for being about the oldest author in attendance, I found that people couldn't have cared less about what I looked like, or what I weighed, or the fact that I cannot wear face makeup. I was made to feel instantly at home.
Now...all I gotta do is get back into the saddle with my writing.
I have been in the worst sort of writing slump for the past three months, and I am slowly working my way out of it. While all of my friends have written a dozen books in the past few months, I have about ten on the fire, but none are baked yet. I am working diligently on getting back the spark, and I think I will have to do it the hard way this time...I will actually start a brand new story and dump the ones that have me stumped, leaving them for much later.
Have you been stuck in a rut like I am? What did you do to get out of it? Advice, please!