For the last few weeks, I’ve been obsessing about the first post on this website. It had to be important, my perfectionism claimed. It had to be just right, deep and smooth and meaningful. In effect, I posted nothing, overwhelmed with the pressure.
Next week I’m going to Paris, to do research for my second novel. I’m excited, and I want to be able to share it here, on my official website. And to do that, I have to get it all started and running before I go. So here it is, the first post – not perfect, not drafted and redrafted several times, but here. (By the way, perfectionism – my old nemesis – is a subject I will be coming back to, time and again.)
So hi, my name is Kate and I write stories. My first novel, an m/m love story called Love Starved, is coming out with Interlude Press in the second quarter of 2015. I hope to be able to share the cover soon, because it’s stunning. I’m going to talk a lot about this novel here as the publication date approaches, sharing anecdotes, inspirations and teasers.
I’m also writing a few other stories – it’s never just one with me – and they will have their own categories and their own posts eventually. I may ramble about writing in general from time to time, or post drabbles and additional content for my stories.
I’m looking forward to developing this little corner of the Internet, making it cozy and inviting, and to seeing where this journey takes me. Step by step. See you on the road!
Boy, do I ever know the ‘perfectionist fear keeping you from posting’ feeling – I still haven’t managed to get myself to write a second post on my blog!
The ‘Love Starved’ cover is really pretty – congratulations on getting published! (It’s actually really funny that we encountered each other just now – it’s not something I usually write, but just know I’m working on the only m/m romance I’ve ever written!)
Thank you! 🙂 And hi! I loved your story in Vitality!
I’ve written mostly m/m so far, but my current projects include a whole spectrum of different relationships (and different genres), so that should be a fun learning experience.