You know, I love writing romance. Even more, I love writing (and reading!) women’s fiction. The fact that I’m published in romantic fiction thrills me as much now as it did 13 years ago when my first book came out. (Always Annie—long out of print but you can still find it.)
But I have a little secret. My favorite thing to write is an essay. Just a little 400-1200 piece on whatever captures my interest in the moment. I wrote a newspaper column for years, which I loved, but when my home paper decided I should work for free, that put an end to it. I’m pretty sure when I quit writing “Window Over the Sink,” it hurt me more than it did the Peru Tribune, but sometimes you have to stand up. I stood up.
However, I’ve started putting essays on my own website. http://www.lizflaherty.com/blog/ I tell you this for a few reasons--none of them to lead you away from Word Wranglers. First, I do hope you stop by and see me. (Oh, and comment—I love comments!) Second, if you like writing essays, I’d love to have you guest on my blog. I’d prefer the subject matter not be writing—we’ll welcome you to the Wranglers for that!—but you can write about anything you choose. It’s gotta be PG-13, but that’s the only “rule.” Third, to ask you this question: what do you love to write most?