Persistence Pays!

Sound preachy? Well, I have the BEST example of this. A gorgeous writing friend of mine, Robyn Grady has just SOLD her first book to Silhouette Desire! Robbie has been SOOOO close to a sale for about two years. So close that she could taste it but it didn’t happen. Many of us would have packed up our manuscripts and gone home pouting. And I’m sure a bit of pouting got done, but after that she dusted herself down, kept writing, kept improving and took a new tack. She entered competitions. This year she blitzed them but still she didn’t sell.

Persistence paid off and today she is dancing on air as she joins a bevvy of new Aussie and Kiwi writers for that line. Other Aussie/NZ Desire authors are Bronwyn Jameson ,
Nalini Singh , Jan Colley , Yvonne Lindsay ,Tessa Radley , Maxine Sullivan and Paula Roe.


9 thoughts on “Persistence Pays!

  1. WHOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ROBBIE!! This is such fabulous news! A wonderful first sale for a wonderfully talented writer. GO ROBBIE!!!

  2. Robyn was fantastic with the way she hung in there and surmounted every discouragement. I’m so happy for her that she sold. I know it’s a cliche to say it couldn’t happen to a nicer person, but in her case, it’s true. I’m sure this is going to be the start of a brilliant career. Thank you, Fiona, for blogging about this. It’s fantastic news.

  3. You’re right, Fiona. It couldn’t have happened to a nice woman. I’m thrilled for Robbie. How utterly brilliant for her after all the time and effort and sheer hard work she’s put into this.



  4. Well, you guys have done it. I think I’m going to cry. Thank you so much, from the deepest truest part of me. I can’t imagine my life without the friendships writing has brought me.
    signed, Robbie, the new Harlequin author!!!

  5. Woooohoo! Congratulations, Robbie!

    And welcome to Desire, lovely to have you on board. Everyone else, bring your glasses and come celebrate at Robbie’s party thread on eharlequin.

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