PBA would like to thank CR Guiliano for taking the time to talk with us today about her experiences as a published author. Her Novella For You will be released Dreamspinner Press on 12 Mar 2014.
Being a Published Author
Being a published author was a dream, a dream that has come true for me. But, as with any career, there are the ups and downs.
Being a published author is a business. There is no way around that. It’s not sitting back in your comfy nook and writing story after story and hoping the Author Angels come along and think what you write is brilliant and the whole world should fall at your feet. No.
YOU have to promote your stories. YOU have to do the edits, rewrites, proofs, etc. It’s work. Hard work. Writing the stories may be fun, or even a necessity, but that’s where the fun ends. It’s a known fact that the majority of authors are shy, introverted, somewhat socially awkward individuals. I fit nicely into that very mold. So, promoting is a chore. Your publisher (which is yourself in the case of self-publishing) can only do so much for you. They already do the edit runs, cover, formatting, downloading, and posting on their website. You want them to do your promoting for you too? Yea, not going to happen.
So, being a published author is going to push you out of your comfortable box. It may be a lonely career, but to succeed, you are going to have to expand that comfort zone and branch out and learn about the big, bad world that you want to read your stories.
And that’s just it. You write the stories, you put in the hours to edit, rewrite, perfect what you have written, and then you send it out into the void and hope that it is accepted and enjoyed. Sometimes it won’t be (a crushing reality) and sometimes it will (euphoria), but in the end, you have done what you set out to do. Write a story and get it published.
Your baby has grown up and left the nest. Time to move onto the next.
About For You
Graham and Jeremy’s first meeting sparks an explosive and passionate relationship that proves opposites attract. However, as time wears on, their differences cause a lot of strain between them.
Jeremy, a first grade teacher and softball coach, is deeply closeted and sees no way out of the darkness. Graham is out and proud and doesn’t understand Jeremy’s fear at revealing his sexuality. After four years of trying to balance the differences, Graham leaves.
Jeremy is heartbroken, knowing that the love they feel is the real thing. He knows he’s the one who needs to change, but old habits are hard to break. He’ll need support from friends and family to make things right with Graham, but most of all he’ll need to find strength within himself to be honest about who he really is.
About the Author
CR Guiliano is an avid reader, which logically morphed into the love of writing. She writes in many genres, but is most happy writing the love between two men (or more!). She makes them work hard for their HEA and considers herself an expert in angst. CR finds her favorite form of writing is in serials, where she can continue to write about characters who have captured her heart and she hopes to have captured her readers’ as well.
You will usually find CR cuddled up to her laptop creating stories to entertain, inspire, and bring your emotions to the surface. CR has a huge warren of plot bunnies that is growing every day, and can’t wait to fill out each story idea and share them all with her readers.
CR was proudly nominated in the Goodreads Best Anthology Nominations and was thrilled to be included with the many talented writers from the same anthology.
CR is a committed advocate for the GLBTQ community and does her best to change society’s attitudes, one mind at a time. You can learn more about CR Guiliano and her stories at the following locations, and feel free to drop her line as she loves to hear from anyone interested in her or her writings:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CR-Guiliano-Author/243814592322136?ref=hl
Author blog: http://crguiliano-author.blogspot.com/
Works-in-progress blog: http://guilianowip.blogspot.com/
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I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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