Writing is a Lonely Profession

Welcome to my slant on what it means to be an author.
Writing is a lonely profession.
I sit for hours in front of my computer with the only company the people who populate my head.
Even when I’m with others my thoughts are concentrated on my plot, a turning point, a pivotal scene or black moment.
No one understands like another author.
So here is my transition to why I’m blogging today.

MFRW, a supportive group of authors is offering the opportunity to join.

Opportunity Knocks at Marketing For Romance Writers Summer Camp. Open the door to our MOTTO: SEEK, TEACH, LEARN, SHARE, SUCCEED.

Marketing for Romance Writers Summer Camp is July 14th – July 15th. To receive updates for the camp or learn more about it and MFRW, please sign up here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MarketingForRomanceWriters/

I’ve taken the MFRW classes on using Twitter, Facebook and Triberr with great success. I enjoy the interchange of information with fellow writers. Questions get asked and answered. The list of shared information goes on and on. The best part is that it’s other authors sharing what they’ve learned.

I’ve found a hundred plus friends who cry with me, laugh with me and celebrate with a glass of cyber champagne at success.

I’m Barbara Edwards. I write paranormal romance for The Wild Rose Press and Historical Romance with WingsEpress.  My stories are dark and edgy. My heroes have something broken, either their spirit or an important aspect of their lives. Meeting the heroine sets them on the path to healing.  All of my heroines are independent, stubborn women. Life has handed them problems that they face with resolution, intelligent, and love.

In Ancient Awakening, Police Officer ‘Mel’ Petersen investigates a death only she believes is murder. By disobeying direct orders from the Rhodes End Chief, she risks her career to follow clues that twist in circles to her backyard and lead the killer to her.

Her neighbor Stephen Zoriak is a prime suspect. Steve worked for a major pharmaceutical company where he discovered a weapon so dangerous he destroys the research. He is exposed to the dangerous organism. He suspects he is the killer and agrees to help her find the truth.

In the course of their investigation Mel and Steve find the real killer and a love that defies death.


“Don’t touch me, Mel, not unless you’re willing to do a lot more,” he warned as her hazel eyes flared golden.

“Don’t threaten me, Steve. You’re…”

He pulled her into his arms despite the alarm bells clanging in his head.

Danger! Danger! Danger!

Her widened eyes met his. Mel’s hands were trapped against his chest, but she didn’t push him away. Instead, her fingers curled into his shirt.

Her mistake. His mistake was to crush her mouth under his.

Mel’s soft lips parted. Need exploded. The taste of black coffee didn’t hide her sweet flavor. As her tongue tangled with his, her arms slid around his neck and her fingers burrowed through his hair.

Steve hungered to peel the starched shirt off her soft shoulders, lay her on the thick turf and ease his desire. He tasted her brows, her cheek, along her throat, seeking the source of her call. Her pulse whipped under his mouth, awakening another need.

His teeth gently closed on the vulnerable vein.

He wanted, wanted, wanted…

Cold alarm chilled his pounding blood.

Steve gasped for air. He’d forgotten his own ironclad rule. Mel’s eyelids flittered open to reveal the molten glow of desire but he forced himself free.

He had no right to touch any woman. Not until he knew he hadn’t become what he had set out to destroy.

Barbara Edwards


Available on Kindle

Author Website: http://www.barbaraedwards.net

Blog Site: https://barbaraedwardscomments.wordpress.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/BarbaraEdwards

Twitter: http://twitter.com/barb_ed

Authors Den: http://authorsden.com/barbaraedwards

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/barbaraedwards

Buy hyperlink Ancient Awakening http://www.wildrosepress.us/maincatalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=177_136&products_id=4511

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002TG4NFG

Buy hyperlink Ancient Blood http://www.wildrosepress.us/maincatalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=177_136&products_id=4511

Opportunity Knocks at Marketing For Romance Writers Summer Camp. Open the door to: SEEK, TEACH, LEARN, SHARE, SUCCEED…and discover MFRW’S MOTTO of Achievement.


Author: Barbara Edwards

Riveting Romance with an Edge

11 thoughts on “Writing is a Lonely Profession”

  1. HI Barbara,
    I enjoy the characters in my head, and those in your head. I thinking getting all that stuff down on paper for other people to enjoy is the fun of it. Sure, we’re alone, but I don’t think of myself as lonely. I’m in great company.


  2. Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for using your fabulous blog to host news about our Summer Camp. Great excerpt – LOVED that last line – very interesting. And I agree about a writer’s world of focus. Can we ever separate any of our characters from our minds completely? Always with us. Thanks again – you represented our camp well!


    1. Hi Jenna,
      I hope you get time to read it. I know a busy author lacks the extra time for pleasure.


  3. It is a lonely profession for sure, but we are never truly alone. We have our wonderful characters..I love that the author community is a huge family..As for MFRW, I can’t say enough wonderful things. I’m pleased to be a part of the community and family.


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