Even writers experience moments when we’re at a loss for words.
Have you ever been in a group or even one-on-one with someone, and he or she says something so incredibly outlandish that your brain is baffled and you’re rendered speechless?
And then there are times when someone is doing something that is wrong. Do you say something? Ignore it? Walk away?
I guess in that situation it really depends on how close you are to the person, and what exactly it is that’s being done. I think most of us would find some way to cover an incoherent or injured, partially naked stranger. But will we tell our friend that her boyfriend is cheating on her?
And then there’s a writer’s life–writing. We often get to a spot in one or more of our books (and maybe more than one spot) where the words refuse to come. We’re staring at a blank page (either physical or on the computer) and the characters will not share.
Now to a “normal” person that sounds weird, but to all the writers out there…well, our characters talk to us, and when they don’t, we want to know why. Most times we ask. What I usually find is that I’ve sent them in a direction they do not wish to go. And trust me, if they don’t want to go, they won’t…at least not without some blood and tears. Sometimes a lot.
Fortunately, my latest release, Broken Valentine, (2/12/16) was not like that. I started the novella just before New Year’s Day and finished it just in time to release it for Valentine’s Day. And it even got edited. :) I managed to write over 10,o00 words, which is just a quarter of this story, in one day. That was awesome. I celebrated–because I’d never done a 10k day before–and then collapsed from exhaustion.
What about you? What have you done that caused you to celebrate and then collapse?
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Here’s more about Broken Valentine:
Being stood up on Valentine’s Day is not how Sarah Sawyer wanted the evening to go. It only gets worse when she discovers her boyfriend’s betrayal. Accepting a ride home from her attractive waiter goes against everything she’s been taught, but her choices are limited.
Michael Richmond can’t let his beautiful, yet heart-broken customer walk home, no matter how tired he is after working fourteen hour days all week.
It might be either the best decision of his life or the worst. Only time will tell if their broken hearts can become one, or if they will tear each other apart.
Broken Valentine is the second book in the Broken Holidays Series, but can be read as a stand-alone.