Really a Writer?

Hey everyone. Tim mentioned that several new denizens were moving into the Magic District, so I guess it’s time for me come out of hiding and claim some turf. I’m Kalayna Price, author of the Haven series. Book one in the series, ONCE BITTEN, is currently available, and the second book, TWICE DEAD will be released February 2010. I also have a second urban fantasy series which will be released by ACE in 2011. I hope to have more information to share on that series soon.

So far, I’ve spent most of my time in the Magic District peeking into open doorways, slinking down dark alleys, and observing the other writers. I keep waiting for someone to turn around and realize that I don’t belong here. That I’m not really a writer.

Okay, yes, I know: I’ve written a couple books, and one of them is even out there facing the world. But I still don’t feel like a real writer. It hasn’t quite sunk in. When people ask me what I do, it still doesn’t feel natural to reply “I’m a writer” or “I write books”. In fact, it is positively squirm worthy. And let’s not even talk about when people ask me what I write.

I guess it is kind of like growing up. At what point am I really supposed to feel like I’ve achieved that ‘grown up’ status? I have the sinking suspicion I will go directly from not-yet-grown-up to old. Hopefully I’ll settle more comfortably into being a writer before the equivalent occurs in my career. In the meantime, do me a favor and don’t tell the others I’m an impostor. And maybe someone can lend me a disguise? Do you think they make hats that say writer? That might work. ^_^

Okay, in all seriousness now, I am absolutely honored to have been asked to participate in this blog and be counted among the amazing authors gathering here. There is a lot of talent in the district. I look forward to communicating with everyone.

Have a happy and safe New Year!

4 Responses to “Really a Writer?”

  1. 1 rachelaaron
    December 31, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Haha, you sound like way more of a writer than I am! At least you’ve got a book out. Mine don’t hit shelves until the end of next year. I feel like the Magic District’s corner hobo, sometimes! All joking aside, welcome! We’re looking forward to seeing what cool new stuff you have to post!

  2. January 1, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    From someone in the vast collective of those who are wondering if we’re ever going to get to sit at the Big Kids table, congratulations upon your successful impersonation of a Real Writer. 🙂 I look forward to your perspectives on how you got there – it seems the trip is different for everyone.

  3. January 8, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    I’ll see if I can get you one of those “WRITER” flack jackets Castle wears *smile* and WELCOME!

  4. January 14, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Thanks everyone.

    Oh yeah, a bulletproof vest. That will totally help me blend. LOL! (I love Castle. A friend recently pulled me into a marathon of the first season. I’m hooked now.)

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