I just received Editor’s Choice for Forbidden on Romance in Color (www.romanceincolor.com). It was a wonderful review and made my day. I sometimes grapple with my ego when it comes to my writing, wondering if readers will enjoy. Criticism has always been hard for me. Not that I’m a perfectionist (I am one of the least organized people I know), but my writing is important to me and extremely personal. Forbidden, probably more than any of my stories past, present, and future is very taboo in regards to love. I debated whether to even publish it out of fear of what others would say. Thankfully, I was able to put my ego to the side and share. I have had fans of this story since I posted a version of it on Wattpad last year and new fans since it was released April 19 and subsequent sequels on May 3. I have to remind myself that I write for a multitude of reasons, but the main one is because it is my therapy. Whether one person or many love my stories, at the end of the day I can’t lose sight of my own purpose in writing…to teach life lessons to myself and to my readers! Take care as always and happy reading!
Forbidden and writing
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I have been in love with love ever since I was a little girl, sneaking and reading my grandmother’s western love novels. I never knew I would eventually write my own stories of romance. My stories are filled with emotion, passion, and, yes, can be a little on the naughty side. I strive to create characters in which readers can relate and feel as if they are on the journey of love, too. When I am not obsessed with my latest novel, I love to travel, dance, and drink hot cocoa while reading magazines in a bookstore. I am thankful for my family and friends, who have always supported my dreams and aspirations. A native of the South, I'm currently enjoying life in Houston, Texas. View all posts by Tiye
2 thoughts on “Forbidden and writing”
Oh my goodness your writing is so good! I’m not even sure how I stumbled across your books but I was so glad I did. I read a LOT of romance novels (it’s my escape). I feel like you figured out what was wrong with the romance novel formula and fixed it. I have to admit I was skeptical about the taboo topic but I’m so glad I read it. The books were good and I loved the characters. Congratulations on a great job! I can’t imagine the work that goes into writing a book.
Thank you so much!! I realize that my topic may be a lil too taboo to most readers, but it was so much fun and emotional to write. Glad you are enjoying my stories and hope you continue!!