Janet Dailey once famously said that “Someday is not a day of the week.” And that’s why she said “waiting for someday” was no longer an option if she was going to fulfill her lifelong dream to actually BE a writer.
And so she did, and was, completing more than 90 novels in just 25 years. Her books, primarily romances, are widely loved and have sold over 300 million copies in 19 different languages, making her one of the most popular writers throughout the world.
Many writers tend to procrastinate and usually need a challenge to finally get the ball rolling. For Dailey it was a challenge to “prove it,” when she said she was disgusted with a lot of romance writing and thought she could do better. “A challenge is a challenge,” she said, “and while writing is a challenge it’s also a fulfillment.”
Wise words for those waiting for someday.
And on that note, I am happy to say that my own new novel hits the bookstores and e-
stores today, the conclusion of a 5-year writing process and 35-year flirtation with “doing a story about the southern Black Hills,” a place I called my “stomping grounds” in the late 1970s and early 1980s. So, look for “And The Wind Whispered” on line or in stores everywhere. My "someday" has arrived.
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