I've been on a binge the past few days. That binge include coffee, writing and hounding one of my closest friends for information. *grin* I was told, in response to my apparent, quote on quote, "long ass emails" that they now understood just why I wrote novels. My answer was to flip them off; yes, give them the bird....in email. That was when I realized that I truly had lost it and overdosed on the caffeine.
Today, I turned around and hounded another author who I've grown close to as well as conduct a writing exercise with her. I am STILL laughing over the response of THAT and just what she gathered out of this example. Lets just say, and surprise, no surprise, I tend to develop very hard males and females. OH THE SHOCKER! I apparently created a very violent scene and then switched it to a very sexual scene. Now...who would have thought. *grins*
All in all, its been a fantastic week for writing. After a bit of a hold, (the full time job called) I jumped back in the writers chair and started on my first stand alone release called, What Could Have. If you go to the Upcoming Releases page, you can read about this book but let me just say, it has been my easiest, yet the toughest piece to write so far. This piece, while it could be considered Romantic Fiction, won't have the 'Happily Ever After' most romances are known for. That is why, if you took note, I called it a Romantic Fiction. Happily Ever Afters only exist in Romances and this book won't have it. (Surprise again there, right? Pfffft)
I fought with myself for weeks over writing this book but the two characters, Lucas and Annabelle called to me and were basically setting all my other writing on a back burner and even at times, making their appearances in the work I had been writing. I've had many people tell me they were surprised at how fast I could switch writing between characters. Well, that's really not the case. When writing, many authors will tell you, and I'm no exception - that character gets inside your head completely. You feel what they feel, you see what they see, and hell, the words that you write, are theirs. Lucas and Anna were no different and held a very strong presence in my head. I finally relented to their dominance *grin again* and allowed them to tell me their story.
The ending will be controversial, that I won't deny and I am actually anticipating it. But this ending will be just. I have to keep reminding myself that not all love stories have happy endings and that is very evident in past works such as Romeo And Juliet, Wuthering Heights, etc, etc. Those titles are my mantra as I work to finish the last third of this novella. <----Did you catch that? Yes, it will end up around 40 - 50K in words, not striking quite up at a novel status but making epublishers happy, as this is their targeted role.
I have a feeling, once the publisher moves past the ending, this book will get out on the market pretty quick. That's not to toot my own horn, but this is a story I believe, that will catch many the attention. My only hope is this:
I hope you as the readers grow to love Lucas and Annabelle as much as I do and allow their story to be told. It won't be one of promises kept in the end, but I can assure you Lucas and Anna are just fine with how the ending plays out.
Happy Friday loves and have a Happy Easter!