Samantha Joyce

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Samantha has wanted to be an author since she picked up her first book and realized authors get to create new worlds with just a pen and paper (or laptop, if you will). She loves to write about romance because, as someone who married her high school sweetheart, she absolutely believes in true love. She also loves making people laugh and feels love and laughter go hand in hand. If she can make someone both swoon and giggle with her words, she considers that a success. When not writing or at her day job, Samantha can be found either singing and dancing on stage in local musicals, or at home watching geeky television shows with her husband.

Her debut, FLIRTING WITH FAME will be published by Pocket Star/Simon & Schuster in 2016.

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Samantha Joyce This is something every writer faces! It’s only natural to worry about it. I’ve definitely had my share of “bad timing” books, where by the time I’m d…moreThis is something every writer faces! It’s only natural to worry about it. I’ve definitely had my share of “bad timing” books, where by the time I’m done, the industry is overwhelmed with that particular genre.
My best advice is to stop thinking about the market and the industry and write for yourself. When you write something you’re passionate about, it shows. And timing in this industry doesn’t always mean a lot. Publishing is cyclical. If something isn’t popular now, it probably will be again. So by the time you’re done, it could be exactly what someone is looking for!
I also like to think my writing gets stronger with every book I write. So think of writing a new book as getting better at what you love. The more you do it, the better you’ll get! But if you stop yourself from writing out of fear or frustration about whether or not it will be published, you lose out on honing your skills.
This is a tough industry, yes, but it’s not impossible to get into. It takes a lot of hard work, a lot of writing things that may not get published, and a lot of faith in yourself.
So turn off the part of you that is worried about what the industry holds and go let yourself enjoy writing. Good luck! (less)
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