A couple of years ago, I started another blog as a way to get my writing butt in gear. My plan was to post my writing progress every day to motivate me. Well, that crashed and burned after only two posts -- for a lot of reasons that would probably bore you.
But now it's 2015, a brand new year with brand new goals -- which I think are more realistic. As far as this blog is concerned, I hope to update it regularly with my thoughts about writing romance and erotica, writing in general, my works in progress, and any publishing success.
Now, for my reintroduction . . .
Hi, I'm Ria Restrepo (pen name) and I'm a writer of romance and erotica -- or a combination of the two. Under other names, I've written everything from literary fiction to political humor and have had some modest publishing success. I've also done some editing. My writing/editing career thus far has had its ups and downs, so I'm basically starting over. As Ria Restrepo, I'm focusing on writing what I love to read, which is mainly romance and erotica.
My new pen name not only gives me a fresh start, but it also better reflects my ethnic heritage -- which is half Hispanic and half almost everything else -- so I plan on sticking with it.
I live in Florida and have spent most of my life here. Despite its many idiosyncrasies -- or maybe because of them -- I love Florida. You can't beat the weather (most of the time) and I have a thing for palm trees. Many of my stories are set somewhere in the Sunshine State.
Now for my writing goals for this year:
- Submit at least ten works (short or long) for publication.
- Finish one novel (60k-100k words) and/or two novellas (10k-60k).
That should be entirely doable, but we'll see how it goes. Wish me luck -- and good writing!
All the best,