Hi all—Lindi here!!
Happy Saturday. :) First I’d like to thank Liwen for joining us last month. And I’d like to congratulate the winners of her books–Diana–Margaret Nelson-Gail Hollingsworth. We so appreciate you stopping by!
Now–month three of confession session–(my book reading progress.) Not so good for Feb. I’m still reading A Scent of Rain, great book, just haven’t had enough waking hours in the day to finish it. I haven’t read a non fiction book. So there, not too much progress. I hope to have more to report in April.
So I pretty much spent February writing a novella, Sweet Love of Mine, which will be out in April. The novella is with my editor now. The story is about Grant, a chef who can’t cook anymore, and Eden, who’s launching her event planning business by throwing her mom and dad an anniversary party, and the caterer has run off with her money leaving her with no food for her fancy dinner party in seven days.
Far fetched idea? Some would say it is.
But here’s the thing.
I love writing far fetched ideas. Those ideas where the reader must suspend their belief somewhat to go along with the stories. I think they are fun and let the reader leave the real world for awhile to escape.
In my first published book, Her Best Catch, the hero was an injured baseball player. In my second book a recovering pop star meets a Christian musician. Not your typical real life, could happen to me, stories, but I find those themes intriguing. I think the reason I find them intriguing is because I do love to escape when I read. I love fairy tales–think Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast. I mean, really, would an outcast stepsister really meet a prince? Would a scarred man really find the beautiful local girl and fall in love? But themes like these are what makes my writing heart beat.
Stories like that fuel my imagination. We are writing fiction and I take that to its fullest liberties, I guess.
In the second book in this Sweetly Southern Series, (which I haven’t written yet, but am about to start as soon as I’m done writing this post. :)) I’m playing with the idea of my heroine, Scarlett, losing her corporate day job. She’s fed up with all the politics of that life, so she becomes a pageant consultant. (Talk about stepping out of the fire into the fireworks of politics, right?) The hero in the story, Mason, works at a men’s homeless shelter. (You meet these two briefly in Sweet Love of Mine.)
That’s all I’ve got story wise. I can’t have too much information. My brain doesn’t work that way. But what do you think? Does that sound like an intriguing couple? I can see suspending belief in this story, too.
Readers–(and writers, too) here’s your time to weigh in. I know not everyone loves the same types of books, but what are your thoughts on suspension of belief? I appreciate all your comments and your feedback. After all, writers would have no reason to write if readers didn’t read, right? :)
I’ll give away an E-copy of my first book, Her Best Catch, to one commenter.