Happy Monday! Happy April! Spring is in the air–finally!
I got to spend a few days in Puerto Rico in March, and that simply wetted my appetite for warmer temps.
Let’s talk about reading today. First of all I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t reading a book. I’ve gone through seasons of reading certain genres for long periods of time.
I’ve gone through periods of reading 2 or 3 books at a time. I’ve gone my whole life reading fiction, until recently I’ve started reading non-fiction. What a blessing!
But, this blog is about fiction, and specifically Christian Fiction. I have a friend, who will remain nameless, who I’ve featured on this blog before. She is an incredible writer. She only has 1 book out right now, (and 1 novella) but she’s been working on another book with an incredible title. (I’m sorry I can’t share the title.) I really wanted to read the book on the title alone, but then I remembered how amazing her writing is, and knew I would read no matter the title. I’m in the process of reading the final draft of her book now.
It doesn’t disappoint. It’s intriguing and special, and lyrical, and romantic! I’m sorry to tease with all this info, but hopefully I’ll have her on the blog again when this book comes out.
I know we talk about reading on this blog, but today let’s focus on favorite parts of stories. Breaking it down we have 3 parts of a story.
Beginnings. Ah–first meets. The source of angst is revealed, the reasons why the hero and heroine will never be together thoughts swirl in both their minds. At odds with each other internally and externally have us readers rooting for their happy ever-afters.
Middles. Yes, the author’s sometime nightmares are some readers favorite part of the story. Where all those angsts come into play into ways that are often surprising to our hero and heroine. The part where a light of hope shines through the messy middle and reveals secrets, pasts, and future promises.
Endings. Happy endings! That what romance stories are about. The endings where all the issues are wrapped up. Where dreams come true and love is going to last and be forever. The reader is smiling and waiting on the next book by that author. (Oh, wait, that’s the author’s happy ending!)
Thank you for taking part in the poll. I know I always love talking books and stories and sharing my favorites with people. In the comment section tell why you chose your answer on the poll. I’ll give away a $10 amazon gift card to one commenter.
Since we are talking story, my first published story, Her Best Catch, is on sale through April 15th!