So, This Is It

Renee: Sheesh! I don’t even know what to say. Am I sad to see RRT come to a close? Yes! Three years ago, one of our original members saw a need for those of us who were persuing publication to have a public forum. With her help we launched Romance Roundtable. During those three years we’ve seen writers come and writers move on. I have a quote written by Robin Perini on one of my taglines that says, “A successful writer is willing to do that which and unsuccessful writer is not willing to do”. When I first added that quote to my vocabulary it meant staying up late, rising early, sacrificing television shows and skippig dinners. All in all, it meant knowing when to say no. And as hard as it was to do it, the Tablers realized that we could no longer say yes to blog time when we needed to focus on personal writing time. In essence, a successful writer is willing to move on, to move forward.

So as we leave you with this final group post, know that we aren’t disappearing from the writing world, instead we are moving further into the writing world and hope to soon take it by storm!

Until then, blessings!


We’ve had a great ride on the Roundtable! Although it’s sad to bring our time here to an end, it’s also a new beginning. We will still be around writing and hanging out in our forum. We’ve made so many wonderful friends the past three years and will be staying in touch and following your careers. Thanks to all you that have made this such a wonderful place to be. We’ll be seeing you around!



When we started the blog three years ago, I added my bio and works in progress and this little tidbit about me:

A Few of My Favorite Things:

–Novels that touch my emotions so deeply that I’ll go without sleep just to finish them and still long for them never to end.

–Music that haunts my mind and my memory and takes me both on journeys to places far away and to places hidden deep within.

–Photographs that tell stories all their own and enliven my imagination with the possibilities of what could be if I simply believe in my dreams.

–Animals (especially dogs) who teach us by example about unconditional love and who teach us to respect every part, every breath of our Father’s creation.

and as we say goodbye (for now), I’ll add:

–Friends who stick by me through the hills and valleys of this road we’re all traveling together, who never let me lose faith in myself though the storms come, who take each little success and celebrate it as if it’s the biggest of dreams, who make memories with me to take into each new day, who teach me, encourage me, laugh with me, and love me just because I’m me.

Here’s to the Romance Roundtable writers and readers–I appreciate each and every one of you.

There are so many things about Romance Roundtable that I enjoyed and that I’ll miss!  I loved seeing other points of view on so many topics.  If I asked a question in my posts, I got a plethora of great answers full of wisdom and good old common sense.

There were great book reviews that have stacked my TBR pile to the ceiling.  There were terrific ideas on what to write, how to write, and finding time to write…

Great posts on pets, day to day living, travel logs, publishing…

I enjoyed Caption Wednesday, Accountability Friday, Question of the Week, the Hunkalicious Hunks, not to mention my SURPRISE PARTY!!

And even though I’ll miss these posts, I’m really glad I got to be a part of a group filled with kind, good natured women who only wanted what’s best for ‘the girls’ on their blog.  Thanks for including me.  It means more to me then you know.


RRT began as an idea for me to grow as a writer with a group of warm, welcoming people who accepted me and encouraged my writing.  From the language of flowers to the late Sam’s beer reviews and even to a half baked idea called Hunkalicious Friday, I was never told, “Impossible, you lack the talent to do this.”  In fact, I was encouraged and supported to write more, grow more, and delve more into my creativity no matter how crazy the idea. 

I may never be a published author, and RRT will end with this blog, but to harsh reality there are gems.  I am a proud member of a wonderful group of writers and will cherish this membership forever.


As someone that has moved from one country to another too many times, I don’t like goodbyes. Through the years, I’ve come to realize that those people I’ve encounter in my journeys, who have touched my heart, are never forgotten. Those are the friendship’s that pass the test of time. So today, three years after we started on these journey and as we close the doors of RRT, I won’t be saying goodbye. I’ll say, thank you for the friendship, the support, and the memories. I’ll see you later! Hasta luego! Tot ziens! Arrivederci! And au revoir!

If anyone had told me three years ago where I would be today, I would have laughed out loud. Writing for me was little more than a dream that I kept locked away in the deepest darkest corner of my mind. Then came the Avon contest, and a group of writers who decided they had had so much fun they wanted to keep going after the contest ended. One thing led to another, and before I knew it, I was a bonafide member of the Romance Roundtable, and I was writing! I still have the urge to pinch myself on occasion, and I still feel awed to be included in such a talented group of writers.

In the last three years I’ve grown as a writer. I’ve learned. I’ve laughed. I’ve had my butt kicked. And I’ve been offered any number of shoulders to cry on, no matter the crisis. To say I wouldn’t trade the last three years for anything is an understatement. To say it’s one of the greatest experiences of my life is also an understatement. So all that is left to say now is goodbye, and for that, I offer a few words from an unknown author: Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again!

Still want to hang out with us?  You can!

You can find us at

There is an enrollment process to be able to see and post on parts of our forum.  This is because we got slammed with some bad spam and had to close ranks in self defense.  This blog was part of our effort to reach out past the barriers we were forced to erect.

Now that we know you, we want to keep up with you.  Come by and say “hi”.  Don’t worry about approval, as soon as we see that you aren’t a spam bot, we’ll let you in.  And thanks for hanging out with us in this little corner of the blogoverse.

28 Comment(s)

  1. Until we meet again . . . xoxoxoxo Bryn

    (And please do join us at our forum. We’d love to have you!)

    Ladies of the WRT: I’ll be seeing each one of you each and every day! Mwah! :)

    Brynna | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  2. Goodbye Roundtable! It’s been a pleasure…but you girls know, I’ll still be haunting the forum!

    Christiana | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  3. We’re just turning the lights off in one home and moving back to another. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful journey filled with cherished memories. See you over at WRT!

    Sasha Allgood | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  4. Join us at WRT for a shot of cyber latte, a chocolate fix, some eye candy on special occasions ;) and the most important: support and friendship galore! Hugs!

    Anastasia St. James | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  5. As Sasha said, Until we meet again.

    Renee | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  6. To all our faithful readers, thank you. We really enjoyed your company.

    Alice | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  7. Wow, the last day. So strange now that it’s here. Hope to see everyone over on the forum!

    Laurie Faelan | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  8. This depresses me. *LOL* You were one of the blogs I always cruised to read. Now what will I read?

    Hellion | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  9. Awww, I’m so sad! But I’m happy to hear you’ll all be around still.

    Lori Brighton | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  10. So sorry to see the blog come to an end! I hope you all will continue to visit we at my blog And I’ll see you on the forum!!

    Sarah Tormey | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  11. Oh, so sad to see this! I really love coming over to see you girls and blogging with you has been a blast. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful support you’ve given me. It’s been a tumultuous three years, hasn’t it? And I’m so glad I got the chance to get to know all of you. Don’t be strangers!!!! I wish every one of you all the best in your future careers and hoping we can get together at RWA or some other venue and raise a glass to toast three fabulous years here! Mwah!!!!!

    Anna Campbell | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  12. Thanks, Anna. Your guest spots have been a highlight on RRT and we’ve loved every minute of them. You have a devoted following with us. Hope you can stop by Writers of the Roundtable occasionally to say hi, and we’ll be seeing you around town!:D

    Laurie Faelan | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  13. Oh, Laurie, that’s lovely! Right back at ya! And it’s always lovely to see you girls wherever I am. I’ll just head over and join the forum.

    Anna Campbell | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  14. Sarah, we certainly will and we look forward to seeing you on WRT too!

    Laurie Faelan | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  15. Lori, we’ll be around and I know I’ll be seeing you on your blog. Thanks for stopping by!

    Laurie Faelan | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  16. Hellion, thanks for the support. Looking forward to seeing you on WRT!

    Laurie Faelan | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  17. Hi Anna! So nice of you to drop by. I’m gonna miss celebrating your releases here. It was always such a pleasure having you guest blog, you and your entourage were always great fun.

    Saw your post on the forum, glad you found us!!!

    Tty very soon!!! Hugs!!!

    Anastasia St. James | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  18. Hi Sarah!! We’ll certainly drop by your blog, I keep expecting to read that call blog anytime!!

    Do come see us when the baby let’s you have a coffee. :)


    Anastasia St. James | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  19. Hi Hellion! Tks for dropping by. Hope to see you on the forum!!


    Anastasia St. James | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  20. Hellie, thank you for stopping by. It’s nice to knwo that we’ll be missed. :)

    Renee | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  21. Lori, we’ll be around. And maybe one day we’ll start back up, but for now . . . it’s time to take a much needed break from the blogsphere.

    Renee | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  22. Sarah, of course we’ll stop by! I know I’m on pins and needles waiting for you to get ‘the call’!

    Renee | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  23. Anna, you certainly do have a devoted following among RRT. You are an awesome role model for pre-pubbed writers. We’ll be seeing you!

    Renee | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  24. Hellion and Lori and Sarah and Anna–Your continued visits have kept us going. Please come visit us at the forum. We’d love to have you join us there!


    Brynna | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  25. Sorry I am so late. It’s been a real treat getting to know everyone here. I hope when everything dies down in our hectic lives, we can do it again. *hugs*

    Arianna/Sidney | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  26. Ladies, you ran a wonderful blog and I know you still have the forum so it’s not like you’re disappearing completely.

    I do know about the demands of running a blog and it’s wonderful that you’ve kept it up this long. Three years is a long time–not sure I’ll make that anniversary. :)

    Keep in touch!
    Hugs, Kisses and Best Wishes

    Bev | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  27. Thanks for stopping by, Bev! Don’t be a stranger at our forum even with your crazy, busy schedule and your own hopping, popular site! :)

    Brynna | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

  28. Hey Bev! You seem crazy busy lately. It’s great to see you. Don’t be a stranger, okay?

    Laurie Faelan | Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

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