This weekend, I ignored the beautiful weather outside as much as I could and planted my butt in chair for two full days of solid editing.
When I published my first book, I wasn’t a newbie to public critiques. I worked for a newspaper and wrote a column on parenting - two places where trolls live in the comments section. I knew how horrible people could be, and had developed a somewhat thick skin over it. Don’t get me wrong, it never feels good when someone publicly blasts your parenting decisions or even your children. But you just have to keep reminding yourself that trolls feed on creating a reaction. Delete, and move on. It's different with reviews, though...
Because February is the month of love, I decided to focus my blog’s attention on Sonny, the Scottish heartthrob of For the Birds who owns Cricket’s heart. And today’s blog entry is about the inspiration behind Sonny’s romantic side: my husband.
For the Birds isn't your average romance novel. Here's what sets it apart.
The tools and strategies I use in my writing and story planning process.
An excerpt of the first chapter of my current novel in progress, For the Birds.
Who is Cricket, exactly? What does she do for a living? How old is she? Where does she live? What are her quirks? These are all the thing I needed to figure out before I even started writing For the Birds.
Everything goes dark as the car submerges completely, and my breath comes in short gasps. It’s all I can hear above the rushing river and the metal against glass as I continue my attempts at escape.
Happy release day! Numbered is live!
I started writing about how much I enjoy the morning light, but then this turned into a story about my dog, and my grief over putting him down.