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Guest Blog: Kaily Hart
Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Writing…it really is just YOU

Writing is hard work. It’s grueling, mentally exhausting, sometimes stressful, anxiety ridden and SOLITARY! Well, unless you’re a NYT bestselling author with an agent, publicist, editor and an assistant or two LOL.

Even then, it’s still just you sitting at that keyboard creating and weaving stories. It’s all on you to come up with the next idea and execute it the way you see it in your mind and within a given timeframe. No-one else can do that part for you. It’s all on you to draw your inspiration from somewhere and wield enough discipline to keep going all in the face of increasing competition and possible rejection. Oh, and of course, none of us just write with nothing else to occupy our time.

There’s family, other jobs, LIFE, which sometimes just gets in the way! In addition to being THE ‘creative director’, an author also has to worry about sales and marketing, branding and advertising, business planning and strategy, epiracy, going to conferences to continue to improve on the craft of writing and to network, and…probably a hundred other things. At least! I have to say for me…I love that part about being an author.

Yep, I like to be in charge. I’ve been the boss before and I really, really like it J. It’s gratifying to know that it is just you. You’re the one in control of your own writing destiny, you’re the one steering your career, you’re the one who gets to make all the decisions. It’s kind of like being the CEO of your own little (perhaps VERY small J) empire and it requires you to learn and utilize a wide range of different skills. I just LOVE being an author!

Do you love YOUR job or do you yearn for something else, secretly or otherwise?
Do you have a dream job you’d prefer?

About Kaily:

Kaily Hart, a seemingly straight-laced mother of four left corporate America and a high-powered, lucrative career to be a stay at home mom. Ha! That lasted about four weeks, during which time she realized she had a deeply repressed dream —to write. And romance at that! By day, Kaily plays conservative wife and soccer mom, but at night crafts hot and steamy tales of romance and love with gorgeous heroes who wouldn’t dream of leaving the toilet set up. Ever. She’s smart and sassy, at least in her own mind, and is trying her best to bring the alpha male solidly back to contemporary romance, one hot story at a time. Two years ago she never would have thought she’d be doing this, but now that she is? Well, you couldn’t pay her enough to do anything else.

Kaily’s books, PICTURE THIS, PAY UP & PLAY ME are all currently available from Ellora’s Cave and other ebook outlets.

If anyone would want to contact me (which I would love by the way) or just keep up with what I’m doing, you can find me all over:

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10 comments to “Guest Blog: Kaily Hart”

  1. yasemin
    · June 4th, 2011 at 9:30 am · Link

    I love this article Kaily! I like how you associated being a writer with being the ‘creative director’ and a writing career as your own little empire. So true, but its nice to hear you are fulfilled! Can’t wait to check out your books!

  2. Becky W
    · June 4th, 2011 at 9:46 am · Link

    Great post! I enjoyed reading this. I sometimes tell myself that I would prefer to be my own boss, but haven’t tried it yet. I agree with you though about being the one in control of your own destiny and the one steering your careers since when you are the boss you are the one who gets to make all the decisions. I’m thinking about going back to school and updating my knowledge on computers, but I have been thinking about doing some kind of job dealing with animals. Since moving, I got a job in a factory which is okay, but not what I want to do.

  3. Fedora
    · June 4th, 2011 at 12:00 pm · Link

    Hi, Kaily! Thanks for sharing today 🙂

  4. tammy ramey
    · June 4th, 2011 at 7:47 pm · Link

    thank you for the great post. i really enjoyed it.

  5. Rachel Firasek
    · June 4th, 2011 at 11:14 pm · Link

    My dream job is to be here at home writing all the time, but I like my day job okay too. Great post!!!

    Also, *DD* I just finished Her Soul to Keep. First 40 page book to ever make me cry.

  6. savonna
    · June 5th, 2011 at 4:06 am · Link

    Great post!! Thank you!

  7. Kaily Hart
    · June 6th, 2011 at 8:31 am · Link

    Thanks, Yasemin for someone who likes to be the boss, it works out great!

    Hi Becky, yeah it’s kind of scary too, but sometimes you have to follow your dream, you know? Good luck with whatever you decide to do!

    Howdy, Fedora!! Thanks for stopping by.

    Thanks, Tammy, I appreciate it :).

    Rachel, it can be pretty awesome!

    Savonana, thanks for stopping by. Love your name BTW!

  8. shadow
    · June 7th, 2011 at 2:49 pm · Link

    hi! great post. definitely makes you think. im still trying to find my dream job. im glad you like yours. it must be nice being your own boss. lol

  9. Kaily Hart
    · June 7th, 2011 at 10:07 pm · Link

    Shadow, yeah, but I’d sure love to give myself a raise!

  10. shadow
    · June 8th, 2011 at 8:50 am · Link

    lol aww..i think we all would! 🙂

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