August 5, 2011

Conceived in Fear, Born of Hope

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes book birthday isn’t even one month old yet, but I’m hard at work preparing my next book Chosen  for release in September. Each of my books are like my children. While I love them all, they each have something different that tugs on my heart. With Twenty-Eight it was Rose. What’s not to love about Rose?  When I think about Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes it fills me with hope and happiness. Chosen was conceived and gestated in fear. When I wrote my NaNoWriMo book that kick-started my writing career, it was a fairly easy going romantic suspense (full on love scene and all– it took more than a few glasses of wine to write that one) until I got to the end. Then the last two chapters were this dark gritty scene that came out no where.  I’ll be honest and admit it scared me. What made my mind wander that direction? As I waited to edit the previous mess, a new book idea came to me, innocently enough.  One night I was cooking dinner and my son’s girl friend told me she’d been counting with my then four-year-old son Ryan. If Ryan touched […]