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Lessons Learned with Adrienne Giordano
Posted By Robin Covington On August 22, 2014 @ 12:01 am In Contemporary Romance,Genres,Publishing Career,Romantic Suspense | 13 Comments
RU Founder Adrienne Giordano is here and she brought a few friends to share their lessons learned on the road to getting published. Good to see you Adrienne!
Lessons Learned by Adrienne Giordano
Hello, RU Crew. I’m thrilled to be here today chatting about a topic I don’t pay nearly enough attention to. Yep, I’ll admit I’m  guilty of not slowing down long enough to appreciate how much I’ve learned when it comes to this whacky world of publishing.
What led me to this realization was a recent conversation I had with my pal (and RU co-founder) Tracey Devlyn . We were discussing her short story, His Secret Desire, first published in 2007 by the Wild Rose Press. In 2007, I was an unpublished writer still craving the excitement that I imagined came with seeing my name on a book cover. I remember sitting in front of my computer downloading Tracey’s story and thinking about how it would feel to know that every ounce of self-doubt and angst that I’d poured into a story resulted in a publishable work. How would it feel to know I’d chased my dream and succeeded?
At the time, I couldn’t grasp it. Not even close.
Now, seven years and thirteen published stories later, I still can’t quite grasp it. There are times though (usually when I’m stuck on a scene and worry I’ve suddenly forgotten how to craft a book) that I go to my own website and stare at the bookshelf page. I take a minute to absorb how much I’ve learned and the amazing friendships I’ve formed since I started this publishing journey.
I thought I’d share some of those lessons learned. For added fun, since Tracey Devlyn, Kelsey Browning  and I have traveled this publishing road together, it seemed fitting that they be part of this post.
So, here they are, the lessons we’ve learned on the exhilarating, hellish ride called getting published. J
Thank you, Tracey and Kelsey.
As you can see, my pals and I share some of the same lessons learned. We may think of them differently and they may come to us in different ways, but the message is the same. From today on, I’m making a promise to myself to stop every now and again and appreciate all the knowledge I’ve gained. This business is filled with lessons (good and bad), we just have to be open to receiving them.
RU Crew, what are some lessons you’ve learned on your writing journey?
Stop in next week for a week full of all the information you need to know!
USA Today bestselling author Adrienne Giordano writes romantic suspense and mystery. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction. For more information on Adrienne’s books, please visit www.AdrienneGiordano.com . Adrienne can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AdrienneGiordanoAuthor , Twitter at http://twitter.com/AdriennGiordano  and Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/AdrienneGiordano . For information on Adrienne’s street team, Dangerous Darlings, go to http://www.facebook.com/groups/dangerousdarlings .
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