I have written dozens of posts in the last few weeks – and I have deleted every one of them. Why? you might ask. Because I read other people’s blogs.
I’ve been doing it again. The thing that every respectable self-help book tells you not to do. *Cue doom music… Dah Dah DAH….*
I compared myself to the other writers.
I’ve read some amazing blogs on wonderous adventures and trips that have been taken, people they have met and fascinating jobs held. I could actually feel myself shrinking and almost imagine how a man must feel while he watched the beer commercial about “The Most Interesting Man In The World.”
So, while I was playing handball against the nearest curb and pondering why on earth would any of these people want to even know me – let alone read one of my books. Then it came to me…
I have the richest inner-life of anyone I know.
From the first time I picked up a book at the age of four, I had a wonderful gift. I have the ability to become the characters in them. Because of that, I have sailed the high seas with busty wenches on pirate ships and slashed through the underbrush in a South American jungle to find treasure in hidden cities. I have walked in Ancient Egypt with Cleopatra and rescued Helen of Troy.
I’ve traveled the Universe in a blink of eye and made friends with aliens. I’ve lived with vampires, fairies and fallen in love with werewolves. I’ve been wealthy, poor and everything in between. I’ve lived in castles and caves and at one time, I was the only living woman on the planet.
How on earth could I compare myself to others after that? I am just me 🙂
I have wonderful stories inside of me that are just bursting to get out of my head and on to the page.
So, while I appreciate the awesome lives that other people live and I don’t begrudge them a second of it – I realized I DO have my place here as a writer.
When my story was accepted by Bold Strokes Books, I RAN to purchase my website domain – every author needs a website, right? I was so glad that YvonneHeidt.com was available. *Snickers.
Then I just left it there, all alone. Pretty boring, right?
I thought I couldn’t or shouldn’t post anything about my book because it’s not due out until July of this year. Which is silly, really – because I have friends on facebook and twitter who think that I am highly amusing. Maybe, just maybe – I might write something that someone else wants to read.
What a wonderful journey that I am on!
So, in an attempt to build my author site, I will be searching and reading on how to build a blog – let me re-phrase, how to build an INTERESTING blog…
In other news: I am working on an exciting new trilogy , also for Bold Strokes Books!
July 10, 2011 Press Release: New Title from Yvonne Heidt
Bold Strokes Books is pleased to announce the acquisition of Yvonne Heidt’s new paranormal romance, Sometime Yesterday, scheduled for release in 2012.
Sometime Yesterday – Coming in 2012
Natalie Chambers is a successful artist who, after her divorce, impulsively buys a Victorian house overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Immediately, she begins to dream of Sarah and Beth, two lovers from the past and the Dark Man who controlled their lives. When she begins to look for explanations for the things going bump in the night, the only answer she can get from the locals is that several previous owners had fled screaming into the night.
Van Easton hasn’t had a serious relationship since her partner died several years ago. Content to let other women and alcohol distract her, she is surprised at the intensity of emotion that bubbles to the surface after she meets Natalie. Contracted to restore the gardens at Natalie’s house, she refuses to believe that the mansion is haunted. Until the Dark Man follows her home.
It appears he will stop at nothing to keep the new lovers apart, and the violence continues to escalate. Can they solve the mystery that will set Beth and Sarah free and banish the evil presence in the house? Or will they have to run to survive as well?