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#SanDiego #RWA16 #books
This was the first year I attended RWA not as a newbie (well still a newbie) but as a participating author. It was awesome, and also very anticlimactic. Think about reaching a mountain peak and realizing you had a whole range full of mountains yet to scale. That kind of feeling.
It reminds me of something my friend said to me a few weeks ago. Writing isn’t a sprint it is a marathon and when it comes right down to it, you just have to keep on writing (running)
I had a blast at RWA don’t get me wrong. I am in so many chapters now that I had a party every night. One of my best friends was able to join me and we had ladies nights!
Yet the whole experience also reminded me of the sheer grind of writing. The constant social media. And I am just a baby. I don’t know how the bigguns do it!
That also reminds me of another saying though. You never get nothing from working, even if you learn a life lesson, you still learned.
So while I enjoyed the gorgeous city that is #SanDiego, I also learned how much more I have to accomplish (which is not a bad thing)
What did you learn today?
Four months have passed since the E’mani—those pale alien freaks—destroyed the Earth and scooped up the remains. Elizabeth “Beta” Camden was one of those taken. But she escapes and confronts her prior captors successfully with the help of their enemies. Yet she knows the Imani won’t forget about her. She should stay vigilant and ready. Her heart refuses to listen. Beta falls in love with Marin—he of the hot hands and slit eyes.
Too bad she was right.
This time the E’mani don’t come in force. This time the E’mani slip in silently. And any hope she had of a peaceful life is lost. Beta knows what she has to do and it isn’t play house. She leaves in the dead of night to find the E’mani stronghold and end them once and for all. But love is a tricky bitch. And Marin refuses to let her throw her life away. It takes a threat to his safety to make her realize, if she can’t forget her past, she won’t have a future.
About the Author: Colleen plays many roles. Not only is she a veteran, a mother, and a practicing physician, but she is a writer of science fiction and contemporary romances. Colleen’s dreams include surviving her son’s teenage years, exploring every continent on this planet, except Antartica, cause that’s way too cold, and winning the Nobel peace prize. Dream BIG! Currently she is working on Whole Again, a contemporary romance that she hopes to see published in the future.
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