Hi, I’m Margery Scott, and it’s a privilege to be included with this group of authors. For my first post here, I thought I’d tell you a little about myself. I write romance novels – historical romances, romantic suspense, straight contemporary romances, time travels, you name it. Some people might call me fickle. I prefer to think of myself as being well-rounded and eclectic <g>.
I love stories. All kinds of stories. So when I started writing, who was I to dispute the advice I got from successful author friends? They said, “write what you love to read.” Since I love to read everything from western historical romances to medical thrillers to romantic comedies, it was simple. I’d write everything. And that was the beginning.
I came to writing later in life. I wasn’t one of those people who knew from the minute they could hold a pencil that writing was as vital to them as breathing. I was always an avid reader, but even in high school, I hated English. Essay questions were torture, and writing anything more than a paragraph or two practically made me break out in hives. So how did I end up writing books? Good question. Three children heavily involved in sports, two jobs, a husband who worked shift – by the end of the day I could barely form a coherent thought. Writing a book wasn’t even a blip on my radar.
But then, the children grew up, the work hours decreased and somehow, I suddenly had something I wasn’t familiar with – time. I was looking for something to fill the void, but didn’t know what. One day, I started jotting down notes about my parents’ history, WWII, their travels, etc., more so that I’d remember than for any other reason. Somehow, those notes morphed into a romance novel, and I was hooked. I realized then that’s what I wanted to do. I wanted to write.
Since then, I’ve written twelve complete novels, six of which are available on Amazon and B&N as well as other retail outlets. I also have beginnings and bits and pieces of at least five thousand other stories I haven’t managed to finish. No, my parents’ story never made it to print, but one day …
So, the moral of the story is – it’s never too late. Do something different. Learn a new skill. Paint. Make furniture. Fly kites. Whatever it is, do it! Don’t wait another day! Find your passion!