Saturday, November 16, 2013

Have you ever thought - Wow - I wrote this?





Have you ever written a novel or an essay or even a letter that you just knew was good. I’m not talking great. (I’m leaving my mother out of this, :-)) I mean that after you finished it and you're reading it over, time and time again, you found yourself sighing and muttering – good, good. And a few times you sat back and thought… wow, I wrote this?

That’s what happened to me as I worked on my newest book called “She’s Not You”. It’s as if someone else inside me, a lovable someone, dictated the words – or maybe just the feelings – and I had to put them to words.

There were a few times when I couldn’t seem to come up with the exact phrases I knew would describe the emotions or the actions perfectly. When I relaxed and freed my thoughts, there they were waiting for me to grasp them. It was kinda eerie but wonderful at the same time.

Now I’m not talking about a literary masterpiece. I don’t write that type of a story. My work is all about entertaining the reader. Sort of like a favorite hour-long TV show in comparison to a blockbuster at the cinema. There’s room in this world for both.

Right?

I know that personally, I love reading something that can take my mind off my day-to-day and lift me into another world. Give me a romance with some humor, good characters and conflict and I’m all yours. But until I began writing my own books, I never thought much about the efforts made by the person who did all that work – the author. How she/he came up with the plot? The motivation they had to write the story.

  

I still don’t know how it works for others but I can tell you what motivated me to write this one. A song played on the radio by my favorite singer of all times (Elvis) and it rang in my head, drove me near batty, until I got that light-bulb moment. Write the damn story. I’m so glad that I listened.









Since then I have been replaying a lot of his music and I know one thing for sure.  This is just the beginning. There's a series here just waiting for me. One that I totally look forward to creating.    




"She's Not You" - Book #1 of the Elvis Series will be released November 25th


 
 
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5 comments:

  1. Elvis AND golden lab puppies. Just the thought makes me feel squishy. Particularly since I know yours usually contain some paranormal and angels along with humor. Let's see... Elvis in the body of the puppy. Maybe he comes back as an angel. He can sing Ýou Ain't Nothin But a Hound Dog when the pup goes for his blue suede shoes...I should probably go to bed now!

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  2. LOLOL never thought to put the dude in the puppy. And he's certainly no angel - well - actually he IS a sweetheart. Couldn't call him Elvis so instead I named him Jesse. Sleep tight 20Pat. Please come back again :-))

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  3. LOLOL never thought to put the dude in the puppy. And he's certainly no angel - well - actually he IS a sweetheart. Couldn't call him Elvis so instead I named him Jesse. Sleep tight 20Pat. Please come back again :-))

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  4. Glad to hear that you're so transfixed Mimi. I'm sure that when that happens to you, your writing shoots to a different level. Looking forward to this novel. And yes, it sounds like you're on the cusp of a brand new series. Well done!

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  5. Don't be so humble Jodie. I've read your books and they flow so smoothly it's scary amazing - half the book is over before you know it. :-))

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