Hi! Welcome to my first Coffee Break post! Please help yourself to some croissants (I’ve got plain and chocolate) and I’ve got various different types of tea and coffee on the go so please grab whatever you like, get comfy and I’ll begin!
Let me introduce myself first because there are so many new Novel Racers now, I don’t think I know many of you! I’m Emily Tootsweet. I’ve been Emily Tootsweet for a few months now. She’s my fourth ‘identity’ in the blog world. Before Emily there was ‘Awriter’, ‘Paige’ and the short lived ‘Secret Writer’ you’ve maybe seen me floating about in the blog world under one or two of those names. Well, I’m sticking to Emily Tootsweet for now. :o)
Right, onto my topic (and I apologise now if it’s been talked about before!)
I have been an absent member of the Novel Racers lately and I must apologise for not welcoming any new racers that have joined. It’s all my fault that I haven’t got to know any of you and writing this post is making me feel very much like the new girl in the class at school, standing up, introducing herself and hoping she makes some new friends!
I like being in contact with other writers as it’s lovely to get support from people who understand when the wibbles come a-calling or another rejection pops through your letterbox. Friends and family are lovely at picking me up when I’m down but there’s nothing like getting a kick up the backside from a fellow writer who has been there, done that and got so many t-shirts their wardrobe is over flowing!
So on the theme of not knowing many of you, I’d like the chance to rectify that a bit. I’d like to ask everyone what genres do you read? What genres do you write? Are they the same? Do you like to keep the genres you read separate from those you write? Do you like reading different genres or do you stick to the one genre you love most?
Me? I’m a chick lit girl. I love the romance and laughter that comes when you read about a character’s failed attempts at getting the man of her dreams, the job she’s wanted since forever and the things she gets up to with her friends. I sometimes read thrillers but not very often.
As for my writing, I try to write Chick lit but I think I’m probably better under the title of Women’s Fiction. I can’t seem to get the humour needed to make my writing ‘Chick lit-y’ enough. I would never manage to write a thriller as I don’t think I’m clever enough to make it twisty to keep readers reading.
I hope you all have a wonderful Friday!
Emily Tootsweet :o)