Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Romance Royalties

Hi there friends,
My blog has been very quiet lately. I've been busy working, teaching, learning and over this last two months or so have had to change my priorities. This chapter will all come to an end in about seven weeks when my temporary teaching block will finish up and I'll have more time to blog and write books.

However, like all good things, I will miss the full time teaching role. It's my very first. It has been an amazing journey implementing theory into practice and I have learned so much along the way. Getting paid is something that hasn't happened to me for a long time too. Being a stay at home mum for many years, the funds from my husbands income were (and still are!) available to me. However, there is something about knowing you have earned some money and contributed financially to the family unit that makes you feel worthy. Not that I haven't contributed above and beyond in my role as mother, wife and CEO of our home, but it seems in our society if you're ain't earnin' you're ain't deservin'. My husband and  other men never made me feel this way. I hate to say it but it was working women (and only a couple but that's enough) that made me feel unworthy. Go figure.

Not only have I been earning some bucks teaching but I was paid my first royalty payments today for my debut romance, Doctors beyond Borders! No need to pop the champers, it wasn't a great deal of money, more than I expected, but I'm not off to London and Paris on a shopping spree not with my expensive taste! LOL.

All jokes aside, unlike receiving a wage/salary there is something deeply gratifying about receiving payment for something created or composed from your mind and having people out there buy it, read it and in some cases like it enought to review it. However, though it's my baby other people played a part in getting it out there like my my lovely editor Lauren McKellar and Managing Editor of Escape Publishing, Kate Cuthbert and I am eternally grateful to them.

So now I work on finessing my craft and writing more books for readers to read. Cuffs is currently being assessed by a publisher and I'm still working on Base.

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