I admit it: I’m bossy.
I was a bossy little girl, now I’m a bossy woman. My mom was a bossy woman (she preferred to think of it as “leadership,” and I’ve been known to do the same), and I suspect my daughter has no fear of telling others what they ought to do. When I directed theatrical musicals in college, someone gave me a shirt that said “BOSS LADY.” Hmm.
In my writing, I like to think this means I create heroines with no shortage of spunk. They speak their minds, they get things done, and they are just as likely to save the hero as he is to save her.
In my life, it means I have to work on my collaborative skills. I am a do-it-myself kind of gal by nature, and that doesn’t always serve me well. I always say I’d rather chair a committee than sit on a poorly run one—something that gets me in more “chairs” than is perhaps wise. As such, one of my goals for this year has been to up my collaboration game. To ensure that my “let’s work together” doesn’t immediately disintegrate into “here’s what I think you ought to do.”
Let’s just say I’m a work in progress.
If you’re a writer, however, you can see some of the fruits of that labor in my next project, which just happens to be WRITING SUCCESS, a compilation of great writing craft books by some outstanding fellow authors.
No, I didn’t co-author anything—I can barely let anyone in the kitchen when I cook, so co-authoring is way beyond me at the moment. But my fellow authors and I have joined forces for a pretty sweet deal of technique books releasing October 27 for an irresistible price. If you aspire to write, or know someone who does, it’s hard to beat all these books for under a buck!
My contribution to this compilation is my beloved Chunky Method Handbook. This compilation is only e-book, but don’t worry if you are the kind of writer who needs a hard copy—it is still available as a single volume.
My next “plays well with others” project? I have the third book in the Lone Star Cowboy Leage Love Inspired continuity series.
See, I’m getting less bossy all the time…..