Lindi here! It’s February–Valentine’s month, whoo! Who’s excited? I am. I love Valentine’s Day. (No pun intended!)
And of course, this is the Inspy ROMANCE Blog. :) We’re all about love here.
I know a lot of the ladies here are having books release soon. Don’t we all love new books! And I’m working on a couple of books now. We’ve talked about new stories and beginnings before, so we won’t go there today, but the process of building a world, building characters, finding the “center” of the story, can be daunting and exhilarating all at the same time.
One of the books I’m working on is titled Birthday Girl. This book will have romance, but I have an element in the story that some call fantasy realism. I can’t really talk too much about that part right now, but my heroine, Meredith, goes to see her father every year on her birthday. This year her father announces he’s getting married-on her birthday. But there’s a surprise about her soon to be step-mother that rocks everyone’s world.
And the other book I’m working on is And the Bride Wore Red. It’s book 2 of the Wedding Dress Collection and this book has been in my head so long, I’m hoping it will spill out. :)
This is a story about soap opera actress, Kit Mills, coming home to take care of her mother who has dementia. Her on-screen love, Adain, follows her home to pursue her in real life–but Kit doesn’t want anything to do with him off set–or does she?
So, two new projects! Yay!
My favorite part of writing the story is writing the rough draft and figuring everything out. It’s a lot of work going back and editing, but flying through a rough draft is how I work best. Birthday Girl is going to be the harder of the two by far, but I’m pretty much in love with that storyline and I can’t wait to see how Meredith’s world comes together.
Or falls apart.
Honestly, writing a story is like maneuvering through our days. We have a plan, or we have an agenda, but sometimes, things go “bump” in the day and our path goes a different direction than we intended.
What kind of turns has your path taken, lately?
I’ll give an e copy or print copy of my Single Dad Next Door Novella Series to one commenter. :)