Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday's Promise

As implicitly promised in my previous blog post I'm sending my Wednesday post. It isn't difficult to come up with topics or interesting subjects for blog posts. Not at all. The difficult part is choosing what to write.

Today, I want to tell you about an astounding author I've met through the Celtic Hearts Romance Writers. Her name is Kerri Nelson. She juggles being a wife and mother with publishing up to 15 romantic suspense novels a year, serving as an officer in CHRW, preparing and facilitating several workshops a year, and supporting authors at every stage in the writing game.

Kerri is an outstanding woman. An example of what can be done with discipline and organization.

I'm currently enrolled in "The Book Factory." What a course! It focuses on being an organized and prolific writer. The course is only half completed and I am writing more in these few weeks than I've written in months. Maybe even years. I feel the glow of promise. I feel the swell of burgeoning confidence. I just feel capable. It's all good.

Get to know Kerri at

Make promises. Keep them. Learn to love your words.

Look for a writing challenge on Friday. Now, go write my author friends . . .


kerribookwriter said...

Your post gave me chill bumps (the very best kind)...

Thanks so much and I, for once, am speechless.

You flatter me.


Pamela S Thibodeaux said...

Wow this is wonderful Nona! I'm so glad you've found the encouragement & tools needed to enable you to write as you do it so well!

Good luck & God's blessings to you & Kerri!

See you again soon.


Chicks of Characterization said...

What a wonderful post, Nona! AND you are so right!

Kerri is one of the most GRACIOUS, GIVING, GENEROUS, and HARDWORKING, woman I have ever met!

Thanks so much for giving her the recognition she deserves!


Miriam Newman said...

Kerri truly is amazing and a great friend to her friends. How she turns out 15 books a year boggles the mind. And still hand-decorates cakes for her children!!!

kerribookwriter said...

Awe. Now, shucks.

Look at all the lovely things everyone has said about me. I feel so loved right now. Thank you.

Miriam remembered my "Elmo" cake I think that I posted on my blog. LOL

I should post my most recent "Hello Kitty" cake and Max the rabbit from Max & Ruby cupcakes. :-D

Love & thanks to all.

What a boost for me on Hump Day!

Janet K Brown said...

You inspire me, Nona. I've never heard of her. I'll go check her website out. Thanks

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

I had the pleasure of meeting Kerri at Nationals in Orlando. It was great getting to know her and I appreciate all of her great advice. She definitely deserves the praise. :)

Winona said...

Janet--Kerri is doing the August workshop for RRRW. The same one I'm taking now "The Book Factory." It is really a good one.

Jess said...

Sorry I missed this class. Sounds inspiring. Did I see where she's teaching it again in August?

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Winona said...

Jess--Kerri is doing "The Book Factory" through my writer's group The Red River Romance Writers in August. Hope you'll sign up. I'll remind you. It is probably among the best workshops I've ever taken and Kerri is truly gracious, inspiring, and supportive.

Anonymous said...


I love the way writers support other writers! I'm on my way over to Kerri's blog now.

Christi Corbett