I’m Barbara Edwards and I write novels. Paranormal romance, historical romance and several sweet romance Christmas Stories. Everyone at one time or another thinks they can write a book. I know I did. I had a story I wanted to tell and joined a writer’s group near my home.
How hard could it be? I bet I could finish it in a month. Then a New York publisher would pay money to sell it for me.
Ten years later, after writing several manuscripts, and a lot of painful self-discovery, I got my chance. Harlequin Historicals asked for my book. I went through the whole process and they wanted me to change the villain. I refused and they didn’t publish it. Would I do it again after all I’ve learned since? No, but I would have sent them other books until they caved beneath my efforts.
Instead I went the ebook route. I was with one of the first publishers, Romance Foretold in 2001, and what a ride its been. They went under, but I didn’t. The next two publishers failed, too. Failure was more common than success. Then I found WingsEpress. Nice people who are still in business and
I tried writing romance with humor and had them rejected. Funny is not easy. And after the third or fourth edit, it doesn’t even sound like English any more. So I moved on to Romantic Suspense with Rachel’s Rescue. You won’t find it for sale. I pulled it since the electronics were so dated even though it wasn’t ten years old.
Not wanting to put all my eggs in a fragile basket, I looked for another publisher for my paranormal romances. I found one and then hesitated signing the contract. The company was new, I didn’t know any of the main editors and I got worried. So I jumped ship and they went under within three months. Maybe I had learned to judge better.
This time I looked for a publisher who has great editors, listened to my ideas for the cover, and
“Predators and Editors” award for best publisher for four years in a row.
So here I am, working at being an author. My fourth and fifth books in my Rhodes End series are in the works. And Dixie's Gift, a Christmas love story, is waiting for it's cover.
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My Website http://barbaraedwards.net
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