Please welcome Renee Uitto. Renee lives in Troy, Michigan, and has been writing romances for 10 years. She also writes for three newsletters pertaining to persons with developmental disabilities and persons with mental illness. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with friends and family, read, shop, and listen to music.
Here's Renee: Because of my physical disability, I believed my writing would hinder me in many ways. I was happily amazed to see it wasn’t so. In 2002, I attended my first romance writers meeting and I felt comfortable that first night. So, here we are in 2010, and I’m still chasing the dream like so many writers are… trying to get that first sale. I still attend my chapter meetings and learn so much about the craft, read books on particular subjects that I need to brush up on, and learn so much from my critique partners.
It would be so easy for me to give up. Last year was very hard on me emotionally. I couldn’t write anything worth c—p. My friends at WritingGIAM saved me through a very hard time and assured me that I would be okay, no matter what. Right now I am in the midst of a manuscript that I love and I am motivated to write. I go to these Friday night working chats and take part in 100 day 100 word challenge.
So, if you feel your writing is starting to suffer, think about the things that motivate you to write and why you fell in love with writing in the first place. Something is sure to spark your muse!