Sunday, February 22, 2015


Please help me welcome author Mercedes to our blog.  This post is part of a month-long Latinas Write Romance blog tour with Mercedes Cruz, Vanessa Peters and myself. 

When an Author sits down to write anything they start with a purpose, the end result of their writing; what message they want to relay to the prospective readers. As an author I try to always keep this in mind before I start my writing session, therefore I can focus my writing and stay on topic.

With all of that said, I also know the importance of just writing even if you have not yet established your purpose for writing. The practice of writing using pen, pencil, crayon, markers, keyboard, and dictation, whatever works is just as important as having a purpose or outcome.

My purpose for writing has changed over the course of the last five years. I started out with children’s picture books; yes one of the hardest if not the hardest publishing genres to get into. In my spare time I read a few Erotic Fiction novels by a famous female African American author.  I was instantly intrigued by the genre. I took an online course on the basics of writing Romance Novels, and I read how-to-books on Writing a Novel. However it wasn’t until I got very clear on my message that I actually started to take my writing serious and started to call myself a writer in public.#

Mercedes Cruz lives and writes in the great Borough of Brooklyn, New York. She writes short stories and is working on her first novella besides of multicultural charters living in New York City and the Tri-State area.  Visit her at:
Twitter: @MercedesAuthor
Facebook Page: Mercedes Cruz Romance

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