Last month, as I began writing my fifth romance for Harlequin’s Kimani Press, I was just as excited about starting this romantic journey as I had been the first time I brought a gutsy, intelligent, and of course –beautiful heroine to life as she fell in love with a hero who would make any woman’s heart beat a little faster. Writing genre romance has been a big change for me because nearly twenty years ago, I started my literary career writing sprawling historical novels. Soon after, I shifted to writing mainstream women’s fiction, followed by a foray into non-fiction and several novellas in anthologies. Both the contemporary and historical novels demanded lots of research, which I loved to do, but they took the better part of a year to complete, with their intricate storylines and vivid secondary characters that made for intriguing, multi-plotted novels that often spanned several generations. Click to read the rest of Anita’s blog and to comment. Visit FreshFiction.com to learn more about books and authors.