Hi friends! I’m so excited to welcome Lory Lilian, one of my favorite authors, back to Austenesque Reviews today! As many readers in the Austenesque genre, I’ve been a long-time admirer of Lory’s stories and love the exquisitely beautiful romances she creates between Darcy and Lizzy! I’m especially glad that Lory has published so many of her stories and that she is continuing to write more!! ::happy dance:: Today Lory is sharing a very special, thrilling, and inspiring post about her writing journey! We hope you enjoy!!
Turning the Dream into a Dream Job
Dear Meredith, it gives me so much joy and such a boost of energy every time I visit your site. How long has it been since you invited me the first time? Maybe eight years? Or more?
I am here today to celebrate with you and with your awesome readers (many of them my cyber friends too) some round numbers:
- 50 years of life
- 35 years of being in love with Pride and Prejudice and dreaming about Darcy and Elizabeth
- 15 years since I first heard of JAFF and realised many other people shared my passion
- 13 years since I finished my first JAFF story, Rainy Days
- 5 years since my first attempt at becoming a full-time writer, which has failed until now. Hopefully, that will change soon.
After so many years in fandom, what can I say about myself that people do not already know?
Everything started about three and a half decades ago when I first read Pride and Prejudice.