A note from our president, Angi Morgan
Angi Morgan is the author of Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love. She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Her debut Harlequin Intrigue, Hill Country Holdup, is her Golden Heart winning manuscript and also an RT & Booksellers’ Best Award nominee.
Music has always been inspirational to me. It gets me in a great mood, pulls me out of a funk (do people still say funk?), calms me when I’m driving (try getting angry to John Denver). My friend Sarah Cannon (writing as Lauren Canan), just published her first book with Harlequin Desire. We recently celebrated by having a her first joint book signing (with Lara Lacombe). Before we went inside, I played a song >> I’M ON TOP OF THE WORLD by Imagine Dragons << which has come to mean a lot to me.
There’s a particular verse that applies to both my and Sarah’s careers.
I’ve tried to cut these corners
Try to take the easy way out
I kept on falling short of something
I coulda gave up then but
Then again I couldn’t have ’cause
I’ve traveled all this way for something
Sarah and I started in this crazy writing business about the same time. We both tried to give up and walk away. But there was no way around it. We are writers.
WE. ARE. WRITERS.
You began this journey and you’ve traveled all this way for something. It might be the first book, finding a publisher, getting over a bad review, or just getting through the middle of the latest book you’re writing. But you don’t give up. You stick with it. ‘CAUSE…
‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay
Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay
Take you with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I’m on top of the world.
So here’s a special SHOUT OUT to Sarah for her fifteen years of STICK-TO-IT-NESS. So proud of you, my friend.