The Story Continues…Happy 2012.

Welcome to 2012 everyone! Feels good to say that. I’m a sucker for new beginnings and the coming of a new year is no exception. Praying for good things to come your way this year.

Thanks to everyone who visited Lara Daniels Writes during my short break from posting. It felt good to return and see your comments, especially on the stories. It also feels good to begin the New Year with the continuation of a story that I started last year.  My Thorns with Roses series at Radical chic was published approximately 3 weeks ago, both the part 3 and part 4, and you can click on the bold letters to catch up.

Oops, lest I forget. Huge congratulations to Romance Novelist, Myne Whitman. Myne was listed as one of the 50 Nigerians who made a difference in 2011 for her contribution to literature. Myne created and manages Naija stories. I’m so chuffed, I can’t even speak. Why, you ask? Because generally, romance writers are not exactly taken seriously in the literary world. One Nigerian man called us ‘soft’ writers the other day during one of my book signings here in the US. I asked him what he meant, and he flexes his hands and goes, “You know, romance books are not realistic. They’re just sme-sme. You should delve into more serious topics so you can be recognized.” I think he left me more confused.  Anyways, here’s me toasting to Myne’s achievement. No sme-sme on that gal’s end, for sure.

Meanwhile, watch 2012 for more achievements from African romance writers. When you start seeing top selling romance books coming from African writers, just remember that Lara Daniels predicted it first, lol. ‘Guess I’m adding soothsaying to my resume´, huh?

And before I finally stop typing this post (I hope I stop soon, ‘cause my brain is thinking of a short story I have to write, like right now) I’d also like to congratulate all the winners of the RWoWA mega giveaway contest. A special congratulatory message goes to Patti Paonessa who won my books, Love in paradise and love at Dawn. I’m looking forward to you enjoying my books, Patti.

Y’all have a prosperous, healthy-in-body-and-mind 2012.

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10 thoughts on “The Story Continues…Happy 2012.

  1. Happy New Year, Lara! It’s going to be great.

  2. We admire Lara Daniels and we cannot wait for more sweet and romantic releases.
    We are your adorable readers and pray for more profoundingly great writeups…..

  3. Thank you so much Lara! Indeed, I can’t wait for the rest of 2012. I read your stories and I want more! LOL..

  4. This made me laugh – “They’re just sme-sme.” I have not heard that phrase in a long time. He must be Yoruba. I could picture him actually flexing his hands….

    Welcome back LD.

    I read your stories, so I guess I must be “sme-sme” too since it takes “sme-sme” to read “sme sme.” I have read one of your books so I know you are gifted and write well. I can imagine that Myne Whitman is a great writer too, so congratulations to you, Myne Whitman. I think we are blessed to have your gifts.

    Congratulations in advance for all the good news that will come your way this year in your writing career and all other areas of your life. They will be many. And I am not soothsaying, I am only speaking. Just remember that Tolu predicted it first.

    Thanks for this post, I am still laughing.

  5. Jackie

    I believe in Love at first sight, so you have to finish Kofo and Rotimi’s story.

  6. Laoye

    Lara, you are fantastic.The story continues, doesn’t it? Read the last part of your series on Radical chic. Excellent. Just excellent. I like what you are doing with your stories, your voice is unique and you make your stories enjoyable and sensible. I can’t wait to read much more from you.

  7. Laoye

    Lara, you are fantastic.The story continues, doesn’t it? Read the last part of your series on Radical chic. Excellent. Just excellent. I like what you are doing with your stories, your voice is unique and you make your stories enjoyable and sensible. I can’t wait to read much more from you.

  8. Laoye

    Lara, you are fantastic.The story continues, doesn’t it? Read the last part of your series on Radical chic. Excellent. Just excellent. I like what you are doing with your stories, your voice is unique and you make your stories enjoyable and sensible. I can’t wait to read much more from you.

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