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Author Happy Hour

Me and four other authors talking about life and writing. What could go wrong?


Let me tell you a story.  I’d been working to get my book published.  When you’re self-publishing, this basically means you hit enter.  Yes, you need your book edited and you need to work with someone to design a cover and you need to upload your book.  There is a process.  But then you have to hit enter.

I was really good at putting off hitting enter.  I had so many excuses.

“It’s not edited enough.”  “It’s horrid weather and I have to shovel the driveway.” “I have to drive my kids to swim.” “The dog needs a walk.” “I can’t find my earring.”

Lots and lots of excuses.

Then I received an email from Women’s Fiction Writers Association with an entry for their Author Happy Hour.  I decided to enter.  I hadn’t hit publish, but I had a date I was going to (technically) (If I found my earring in time.) So I submitted.

And they accepted me!

And I hit publish!

I’m so excited to be talking with these amazing women tomorrow night.  I am definitely the newbie in the group and I cannot wait to learn from their experience.  Tomorrow night’s Happy Hour is what finally stopped me from designing excuses and got me to design my book!  I hope to see you there.

You should be able to link to the Facebook Page here.


  1. Megan Goates says:

    This is so cool

    1. Marianne Hansen says:

      Thanks! I’m pretty excited/nervous.

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