In the last three days, two publishers and two agents have gotten in touch to ask me about my writing. It’s a lovely position to be in; I’m flattered that my books have been noticed, and even more flattered that they are liked. But, there’s just one problem. They all want to talk about my next thriller. I’d happily talk about it too…if I had any idea what I was talking about.
See, I’m a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl. Regimental plotting just isn’t my thing. I’d probably give myself a nosebleed if I tried. Right now, I have little more than a basic plot outline, the main character’s name, and a headache.
After writing two back-to-back intense and pretty messed up psycho-thrillers I’ve gone back to my roots and I’m midway through writing a romance. And it’s fun. I’d forgotten how much I love this whole falling in love business. I’m gushing over the sacrifices the hero makes for the heroine. I’m head over heals crazy about the person she is growing into because of him. I’m madly in love with watching them fall in love. And most of all, I’m happy.
I’m so damn lucky to have a career that allows me to smile almost every single day. Sure, when intellectual literary professionals phone me up and want to discuss character arc and plot points I probably mumble too much and don’t make a lot of sense (I’m much better with written words than the ones that come out of my mouth) but that’s okay, because writing for me is about loving what I do and creating something wonderful. Hopefully, mumbles or not, that passion is obvious in what I say and do.
And in the spirit of loving things, have you seen the cover for my new romance?
What do you think? Isn’t it pretty? Here’s what it’s all about.
I’m not afraid. It’s my time.
I see so much of me in my granddaughter, I know she will help our family once I’m gone. I just hope she can help herself before it’s too late.
My grandmother is dying.
I’m afraid that it’s time.
She has given me a gift. A book.
The story of her past, a lesson to save my future.
Nana always said ”you don’t find true love. It finds you”.
I’m so looking forward to sharing this book. I don’t have a publication date yet* but when I do I’ll be shouting it from the rooftops. If you’re still curious to know more, I’ll be sharing the first chapter here soon, so don’t forget to keep an eye out.
*hint, hint – wouldn’t some time around Valentines Day be perfect?