Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I Made PRO!! by Alicia Coleman

Life finally took a back seat so I could fulfill my dream of becoming a romance writer. I joined RWA (Romance Writers of America) in early 2011. Writing as well as craft books, novels, novella, short stories, workshops, writers' groups and conferences took up all my available time. And I'm still studying. The next step was to apply for PRO.

According to the RWA website, "The purpose of the PRO community of practice is to establish within RWA a network of communication and support to effectively promote and protect the interests of romance writers in the areas between manuscript completion and PAN eligibility."

Two weeks ago, I stood on the precipice of change.  Should I take a chance and send in my manuscript or no?  I looked back. Lurking there were fragmented dreams. So I turned forward. Opportunities. The future is unknown and scary, but I can't advance unless I take the plunge.  So I jumped....

I landed on firm ground. Whew! I succeeded. I made PRO! 

Next is publication, but I feel up to the challenge.

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I'm almost there!


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