“What does writing mean to you?” — that’s the question we asked Entranced Publishing author Rachel Kall to contemplate for her guest post, and she has delivered a wonderful and insightful answer. If you’re a writer, be sure to tell us what writing means to you, too! And don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
What writing means to me…
I feel like I was born a writer. Being born a writer doesn’t mean I knew how to write…just that I loved to write, felt the need to write, and believed I had something to say. Like everything in life, to succeed you have to know and understand your craft. Writing is no different. When I was young I wanted to be an English professor. I wrote all the time from poetry, to my journal, to stories. In my academic life, I loved writing papers and scholarly articles. I also feel like I was born a reader. Reading was a huge part of my childhood. I’m so thankful that my parents encouraged my love of reading. But I took many detours before I actually got serious in my adult life about writing fiction. It wasn’t until 2010 that I wrote my first full length work of fiction—a romantic suspense. I loved reading romantic suspense. It made sense that I would start writing in the genre in which I was most familiar and loved the most.
Looking back, I wonder why it took me so long. But I’m here now and very happy to be writing. Writing means a lot to me. I don’t think of writing as work. Maybe one day I will, but I definitely don’t today. Writing is freeing. It’s an outlet for all of my crazy ideas and thoughts that I can’t find a place for anywhere else–especially in the romantic suspense genre, where you’re always in a world of danger and intrigue. Writing is also reading, editing, and researching. All things I love.
I also believe that you have to aim high and dream big. Would I love to be able to make a career out of writing? That would be a dream come true. Of course, not many people are able to quit their day jobs and write full time. I get enough joy from writing to where if that never happened for me I would still keep writing. I’m currently writing romantic suspense. Maybe years from now I could branch out into other genres. I feel like the possibilities are endless, and my love for writing has only grown.
For now I’m excited about my current work in romantic suspense and my forthcoming release from Entranced Publishing titled Legally Undercover. Legally Undercover is about an attorney named Alex. While she’s smart and ambitious, she’s chasing career goals to fill a void in her life–seeking validation from others. In her quest for partnership, she loses her passion for the law and instead focuses only on the elusive goal. She goes on a journey that requires her to question what is truly important in her life.
Which brings me back to what writing means to me. It means doing something that I love. Even though I did take a detour, I’m here now. And I’m loving every minute of the journey.
Attorney Alex Popov’s dream of partnership is put to the test when she’s pulled into a top-secret investigation involving arms dealers and one of her clients, Rodrigues Capital. The only good part about her association with the secretive organization is her client contact, Pedro Martín. She’s drawn to him, but he’s hiding something.
When Jacob shows up as a new attorney at Alex’s firm, it’s clear Pedro isn’t the only one with secrets. As Alex tries to determine Jacob’s true identity, she’s drawn closer to Pedro and deeper into the mystery of Rodrigues Capital and its shadowy networks.
Everyone has an agenda. In a world of lies, where no one is what they seem, Alex puts everything — even her dreams of partnership — on the line for love.
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