If romance makes the changes that should have been made centuries ago, if romance opens its publishing houses and agencies and offers the same opportunity to authors of color as it does to white authors right now, we take away the excuse that it won’t work.
It was a big contest too. There was pomp and circumstance and flowers and a big prize package to work with a self-publishing house.
My first instinct was ‘this is amazing.’ My second instinct was, ‘what did I just get myself into?’
Here’s what you need to know about being a writer. You have to get up. Because no matter how long it takes you, no matter how battle-weary you feel, no matter how many times you’ve cried this year, if you don’t get up, that’s game over.