catrinaburgess

I’m heading off to the Romance Writers of America conference Tuesday night. The conference this year is in Denver. So excited to be hanging out with my two best friends Marie Harte and Teri Chapman. As I started to get ready to go to the conference I realized over the last year and a half my chronic fatigue has been worse which means I can’t be as physical active. Less activity and my love of carbs has equaled 30 extra pounds. Which means all my fav graphic tees are fitting kind of tight! for the last four months, every month I tell myself ... this will be the month where I cut carbs out of my diet... but then I see a piece of cake or some chips and that vow goes out the window!  OMG why are carbs so good!!!  so I had to break down and buy some bigger tees. I got a very cool Veronica mars one: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/13094-marshmallow-quotes
          	I love Veronica Mars! And I need to update my author photos so people can recognize since I look different with the extra weight.  Why are carbs so yummy!!! 

catrinaburgess

I’m heading off to the Romance Writers of America conference Tuesday night. The conference this year is in Denver. So excited to be hanging out with my two best friends Marie Harte and Teri Chapman. As I started to get ready to go to the conference I realized over the last year and a half my chronic fatigue has been worse which means I can’t be as physical active. Less activity and my love of carbs has equaled 30 extra pounds. Which means all my fav graphic tees are fitting kind of tight! for the last four months, every month I tell myself ... this will be the month where I cut carbs out of my diet... but then I see a piece of cake or some chips and that vow goes out the window!  OMG why are carbs so good!!!  so I had to break down and buy some bigger tees. I got a very cool Veronica mars one: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/13094-marshmallow-quotes
          I love Veronica Mars! And I need to update my author photos so people can recognize since I look different with the extra weight.  Why are carbs so yummy!!! 

catrinaburgess

Just got in a cool review for my Dark Rituals Series:
          “This series, I admit, may not have been the most well written series, however it was one of the best I'v ever read. I love a good love story with a mix of fantasy fiction, as well as action. This had a little bit of everything I love in a book and more. Sometimes you just wanna knock some sense into Colina, but her journey is one that you cannot help but become invested in. The ending was a little disappointing, solely because I didn't want it to end. I kept looking to see how many pages I had left as I neared the end in hopes that all my questions and hopes for Colina would be answered. Even though I got the ending I was hoping for, I would be elated if the author came out with a follow up series. If you get a chance to read this series, don't turn away. This series is one that will keep you entertained and curious throughout the amazing journey.” - @kelseyowen1996, Bookbub review

catrinaburgess

Does anyone miss the good old Wattpad days when lots of followers chatted with you and you had tons of  reads on your stories? Back about 3 or 4 years ago Wattpad was so much fun!! Anyone else feel the same way? Does anyone even see the status messages we put out anymore? I often feel like I am shouting into a big empty hall! Hello... hello...anyone there? 

me2you804

@catrinaburgess I know. I do miss that side of things. 
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catrinaburgess

@me2you804 agreed. it's just in old days more people say the stuff you posted.
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me2you804

@catrinaburgess I think it all depends how many people look at their newsfeed or email notifications. A lot of people use the app so may not even look at their emails.
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catrinaburgess

The Publishing industry is a tough biz. When you first start out you have dreams of writing full time and making a full time living writing. But the reality is that very few writers make enough to write full time. Most writers make $10,000 or less a year. 
          When you start out you think getting a contract means your career is set. But I know plenty of authors who got a 3 book deal with a New York house and after that book series was done they weren’t offered another contract and they had to start all over again. 
          I have learned over the years that being a writer means a life full of lots of rejections and disappointments. And I am not saying all this to try and stop you from going after your dream. I am just giving you heads up that writing stories has to be something you love to do, even if you don’t make any money at it. It has to be something that brings joy to your life, even if you get nothing but rejections. 
          If you are a writer, you write because you love telling stories. You write because it fills your life with magic. You hope for success, but you should measure your writing success in each story you finish and each writing challenge/goal you go bravely after.

catrinaburgess

Thanks! ❤️
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catrinaburgess

Just ordered more dark ritual bookmarks. Want one? Comment below and I’ll Pick a couple peeps that will get one mailed to them. Doesn’t matter what country you live in. Will pick winners on Sunday.

catrinaburgess

@Emerald_4411 you get a bookmark. Send me a private message with your address. 
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catrinaburgess

@ellegrace27 you get a bookmark. Send me a private message with your address. 
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ellegrace27

@catrinaburgess I want one please ;)
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catrinaburgess

We need help spreading the word about our story Broken Lullaby. It’s 80,000 words, a New Adult Contemporary Romance, and the story is all done! Anyone that can help us spread the word and find more Wattpad readers... we will love you forever!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Broken Lullaby - Jerk, seducer, and gentle lover beneath the bad boy, Damon shows music conservatory dropout Lily that life’s worth living again. Still, what kind of person is Lily that she wants...her best friend’s boyfriend?
          https://my.w.tt/LwuXqXNcnN

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