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I’m Y. M. Nelson (she/her), based in Charlotte, NC, and I write about love, women’s journeys, and amateur DIY. After I spent most of my writing “career” ghostwriting for companies and realized there were no passionate verbs in company instruction manuals, I decided to produce and share my own work with the public.
So I joined the Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), and I wrote the Owen & Makayla romance story series, which has been downloaded over 800 times. Now I’m working on several novels, and my debut romantic comedy The Accidental Swipe based on my #MyTinderSeries blog serial is almost complete. In between bouts of writing, I create and host the Nerdy Romantics Podcast. To support this writing “habit,” I’m an English professor and have a day job.
How I started sharing my work: my blog story
Formerly called “Writing Through Career Transition,” my blog started as a catharsis/rant/resource about my situation at the time: dealing with a (non-writing) job layoff while trying to find that unicorn known as a successful creative writing career. It transitioned (pun noticed) into a resource for all things writing related–my journey, resources for other writers, and writing Q&A.
Today the blog has since blossomed into a showcase of romance and women’s fiction works by way of .gif-happy reviews–while still being somewhat of a rant on writing and update on unicorn sightings. (Featured on Charlotte Five.com)