Grace Tyler


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I am a romance writer. That's not easy to say. Most people have preconceived notions about romances, and the people who write them. Let me tell you! Writing isn't for sissies. I got my first rejection in April 2004. That makes me a professional. In what other field are you considered a "professional" when you don't get called back for a second interview?

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Valerie Parv, Australia's Queen of Romance
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Meg Allison, Author
Michelle Styles, Author
Julie Cohen, Author
Becca, Writer and People Watcher
Sally Lawton, Playwright & Author
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Jennie Adams, Author
Cindy K Green, Author
Bronwyn Storm, Doggy Author!!!

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Winter Miracles

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The Husband Checklist

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Professor Kennedy's Ghost

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Everyday Hero

The Baby Contract

Almost On My Own

The Stone City

Daddy's Little Girls

Skin Deep

The Dog Next Door

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

New job, new attitude, new WIP

Life was pretty stressful the first half of this year. Work became the biggest stress, and I started searching out a new job, because nobody should have to put up with the feeling that any time you do anything wrong you'll be fired. Ten minutes late? Fired. Send too many transcriptions to the department that listens to the tricky spots in the dictation and tries to help you fill in the blank? Fired. Unexpected Dr. appt? Fired. Sick? Fired. And so on.

New job is much better, but it was hard to adjust to new software and new dictators. I'm settling in quite well now, thank you. Stress is down a great deal.

Add to the new job the fact that the family reunion is over--and it was at MY HOUSE--ah, sweet bliss! I loved seeing each and every family member and glad they came. But it was hard juggling everything, and that's a fact.

Two weeks ago, a good friend of mine passed away. While I was at her funeral, I was struck by the thought that no matter how hard times got for her, her faith in God never faltered. Neither did her cheerful nature. And I knew that I needed to imbue my stalled project, Winter Miracles, with some of Carolena's spirit.

I abandoned it after my nephew Joshua died last summer. This summer my brother and his wife had a new baby girl join their family. It was bittersweet--a wonderful new member of our family who also reminded me of the child they lost last summer. I was in too much pain last year to write a book about surviving loss.

With Carolena's passing, I saw my project in a new light. Tonight, I start anew.

Good-bye, my friend. I won't forget you.

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