I met Marilyn Meredith for the first time at a book signing in Hanford, California in the Central Valley of California on October 30, 2004 (see picture – she’s top left). After that I heard her talk at the Sisters in Crime meeting in Fresno. I saw her often at those regular SinC monthly meetings. Later, when I was more into writing, I went to other presentations and trainings by Marilyn in Fresno and Visalia, California until I moved to Tennessee in late 2007. Then I saw Marilyn again when she came to our Killer Nashville Writers Conference. She is an amazing woman with a big family and more published books than I could ever dream of in another life. Thank you, Marilyn, for allowing me to host you once more on my blog with the great post below.
Why Do I Keep Writing?
That’s truly a great question.
The answer isn’t because I’ve become rich and famous. Though I’ve been writing and publishing for years, the money has not been pouring in, nor am I well known. So, then why do I continue on?
The easiest answer is because I’m a writer. I love writing. I love creating my own worlds populated with people I know better than those who populate the world I live in. As a mystery writer, I like being able to see that the bad guy is caught in every book—something that doesn’t always happen in real life.
Because I’m writing a series, the only way I can know what is happening next with my characters is to write the next book.
I really love talking with readers those who have read my books and those I’m telling about my books when I’m giving a presentation. And yes, I love talking and teaching about writing.
I enjoy all the things that come along with the writing: the friendship of other writers, belonging to writers’ groups, attending writing and mystery events, and yes, all the promotion when a new book comes out.
Those fans of my series who keep urging me to write the next book are another reason I keep on writing.
And last of all, what would I do with myself if I wasn’t writing?
Blurb: Too many people are telling lies: The husband of the murder victim and his secretary, the victim’s boss and co-workers in the day care center, her stalker, and Detective Milligan’s daughter.
Bio: F. M. Meredith who is also known as Marilyn once lived in a beach town much like Rocky Bluff. She has many friends and relatives in law enforcement. She’s a member of MWA, 3 chapters of Sisters in Crime and serves on the PSWA Board.
Tomorrow I’ll be heading over to Marja McGraw’s blog to tell about What’s Next.