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Monday, April 30, 2012

The World Needs More Writers

Why is that, you ask? Because of all the professional people I've known in my life, I don't believe anyone is more generous than writers.

This week, I have the amazing opportunity to work with a multi-published, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of more than 70 books. She has offered to coach me on creating a career plan for myself as a published author.

My husband, who is a businessman in the medical field, looked at me like I was crazy when I told him about this opportunity. Why would she do this, he asked? Why isn't she charging you? What's the gimmick?

Even though he lives with a writer, he's not involved in the writing world to know that writers support each other more than I could ever have imagined. Whether you need to run an idea by someone else, or you need an honest critique of your work, or need a hug when you've received a rejection, a fellow writer is always there.

And if the world had more writers, wouldn't it be a better place?


Jenna Rutland writes stories of love, laughter and happily ever after. She has recently signed a contract with Entangled for publication of her contemporary category romance through their Indulgence line with a Spring 2013 release.

9 comments:

Ayda Recknagel said...

Congrats, Jenna! What a great opportunity!

Kristina Knight said...

It *would* be a better place, I think! And what a great opportunity - good luck to you!

Jenna Rutland said...

Thanks Ayda and Kristina!

Constance Phillips said...

Congrats on the great oppurtunity, Jenna. And I have to agree with you.

Shay Lacy said...

I love the Pay It Forward atmosphere in RWA. Life is a better place with writers in it.

Jenna Rutland said...

Thanks Constance and Shay! xoxo

Em-Musing said...

Wow, that's quite an opportunity. And I agree, writers help other writers.

PM Kavanaugh said...

Wonderful and inspiring post, Jenna. Congrats on the opportunity--and don't forget to share the best tips/advice with your (ahem) fellow writers!!!

Jenna Rutland said...

Em and PM: Thanks! I'm quite excited about it. I'll keep you informed!