THINGS I WISH I KNOWN…by Anne Greene
1. That editors weren’t really trying to scare me when they said, I know who you are.
2. How naked I’d feel when people read my book.
3. That some writers actually are extroverts.
4. That I’d get more rejections than a used car salesman.
5. That exotic places like Istanbul and the Virgin Islands are not good settings for marketable books, and that the market for Civil War novels was saturated.
6. How long it takes to establish a writing career. I’d have started in Kindergarten.
7. How to conduct a good radio interview.
8. That my family and friends don’t really think I have a job.
9. How many close friends I’d make and how satisfying the writing process.
10. How thankful I am that God called me to write.
Anne Greene graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas with a degree in Literary Studies. She lives in Dallas, Texas, the setting for several of her books. She divides her time between her home in Dallas and her apartment. In Tampa, Florida, where her husband, a Special Forces Colonel, now serves as Chief of Services for the Multi-National Coalition Forces at Central Command Headquarters, MacDill AFB. She writes historicals with elements of romance, contemporary romantic suspense and mystery laced with humor. Visit her website at AnneGreeneAuthor.com.