I just finished reading a novel by Maya Banks – a writer for Harlequin Desire. She is amazing! Right from the start she had my heart lurching and feeling that ever-familiar gut pain that makes you want to cry. I kept telling myself-this is the kind of reaction I want to instill in my readers. And as I wiped away my tears, I realized that I can’t compare myself to other experienced writers. I need to establish my own voice and write with all the passion that I possess. I may not get the reaction I want right away, but I will get there.