We can’t ignore the fact that it’s Friday the 13th—but I’m not superstitious about it. To me it’s just another day. It is funny to hear others talk about it though. :)
But we’re taking a trip down memory lane to talk about my novel Summer’s Song. My publisher has the E-version on sale for .99 cents, and I thought it would be a great time to revisit the book of my heart.
I’m sure you’ve heard the term before. This book was so special to me. It went through many, many rewrites. 1st person to 3rd person. Heroine only POV to hero/heroine POV. I even had the nerve to change her from a Pop Princess to a beauty queen. But only for a moment. Summer is definitely a songwriter/singer.
And a brand new Christian.
Which is where Levi Preston comes in. He’s been singing for Jesus for as long as he’s had a guitar.
These two are total opposites.
But God has a way of bringing people together. Has a way of building upon other’s strengths. Where one is weak, the other is strong. I like stories about people who are opposites. It’s automatic tension! As a writer, that’s a plus. Levi sees Summer as a lady. She doesn’t see herself that way at all. Levi sings in church, Summer has never sang in a church.
These two! They kept me on my toes, that’s for sure. But I was inspired.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned this before but I’m a HUGE David Crowder (yes, that’s his signature!) fan. I’m actually blessed to go to the church he leads worship at sometimes. He wrote a song called I’m Trying to Make you Sing. That song was the basis for the book. Those lyrics still hang on my bulletin board, as they did every day I wrote. I had the privilege of meeting him at a concert. I gave him a book and he signed that lyrics page. I told him what in inspiration that song had been. The song is basically about tapping into what’s inside and being that person. That person God has made us.
See why it is an inspiration?
God is what Summer and Levi had in common. It took her a while to see it, but she did. And that’s not a spoiler. After all my tag line is “happy endings are just the beginning.”
I’d love to hear your inspiration stories. A song, a book, a letter, a friend. There are many ways to get inspiration that leads to action. Or, if you’ve read a great opposite attracts book, I’d love to know! They are always a great read.
I’ll randomly draw one name from the comments to win a $5 Amazon gift card.