Please give a warm welcome to Kaily Hart, who is guest blogging with us today on Book Binge.
If I wasn’t a writer, I’d be…
I’ve been thinking about this question a lot over the last couple of weeks. A LOT. While I’ve been doing edits on book 2 of my Fabric of Fate Series. Looonng, involved edits . And if my editor reads this, I’m kidding. Sorta kinda 😉 LOL. Before becoming a writer, I’d already had one successful career in the IT industry. I was a consultant for many years before starting my own company. IT to romance author—a pretty spectacular 180 wouldn’t you say? In a way, being a writer is similar to that scenario in that I’m my own boss. I get to set my own goals and strategic direction, I get to formulate a plan to achieve those objectives, I have to be conscious and knowledgeable about the economics and viability of the business. And the buck stops with me. Yeah, it’s all on me. I really enjoy that aspect of being a writer, heck I LOVE that, but …what if I wasn’t a writer? What in the world would I be?
When I renovated my ENTIRE house a few years ago, it was a major undertaking. This is my kitchen by the way—BEFORE!! I was excited, apprehensive, and okay a tiny bit terrified. Or perhaps it was a LOT. I designed every aspect of the renovation which ranged from some structural changes to a lot of cosmetic things. I updated/upgraded EVERY SINGLE room in the house. Actually the outside underwent some pretty substantial changes as well. I selected every fixture, fitting, color and finish. I designed every tile layout. I picked the design for each molding and trim we used. I even designed the layout of the kitchen myself from a completely blank slate. I worked with the guys every day on each step of the process and you know what I found? I absolutely LOVED everything about it. I learned I love looking at furnishings catalogs, tile books, paint chips, architectural accents, fixtures. I loved everything about the process, especially the sense of immense satisfaction I get when I can sit back in any room of my house and think… I did that. So… if I wasn’t a writer and I couldn’t pick writer as a career (cause that’s totally what I’d pick if I could)? I’d definitely be in the design/decorating/home improvement industry .
What about YOU? What do you think YOU’D be doing if you could choose?
Kaily Hart, a seemingly straight-laced mother of four, left corporate America and a high-powered, lucrative career to be a stay at home mom. Right… That lasted about four weeks, during which time she realized she had a deeply repressed dream—to write. And (gasp) romance at that! Who knew? By day, Kaily plays conservative wife and soccer mom, but at night crafts hot and steamy tales of romance and love with gorgeous heroes who wouldn’t dream of leaving the toilet set up. Ever. She’s smart and sassy, at least in her own mind, and is creating as many happy ever afters as she can, one hot story at a time. Kaily never would have thought she’d be doing this, but now that she is? Well, you couldn’t pay her enough to do anything else.
If anyone would want to contact me (which I would love by the way) or just keep up with what I’m doing, you can find me all over:
Thanks so much to Kaily Hart for stopping by Book Binge to guest blog with us. I’m mighty curious to see what the finished kitchen looks like. I’m sure it’s beautiful! =) Don’t forget to get your own copy of Rise of Hope, which is on sale today everywhere.
Best of luck Kaily!
-The Book Bingers