to happen to her love life.
credo. She’s managed to avoid commitment all her life – no pets, no plants, not
even a long-term lease. Heck, she’s had colds last longer than her romantic relationships.
How could she be any other way when she has a gigolo for a father?
But then gunfire erupts at the latest wedding she’s agreed to
be in, and it ends up being the best thing to happen to Shelby’s love life. Detective Ryan Nichols is
assigned to the case, and when the shootings don’t stop, he becomes her 24-hour
wouldn’t mind except Ryan is too appealing, too sexy, and too happy to remind her
of the raucous bachelorette party when she mistook him for a stripper.
plan is simple: find the shooter, have a fling with Ryan, and return to her non-committal
life. Unfortunately, the shooter is very elusive. Shelby’s feelings for Ryan are way more than adrenaline-fueled
lust. And returning to her normal life is now impossible since, despite her lifelong
resistance, she’s managed to put her heart smack dab in the line of fire.
30’s, TV food personality
with a little riff from a bridesmaid chatting about all the outrageous bridesmaid
dresses she’d had to wear. And then all of a sudden this chatty character became
the heroine, Shelby, who had been a bridesmaid for her best friend four different
times, only Shelby
hates weddings. And then there was gunfire at the latest ceremony. . .Things just
kind of went crazy from there!
will like the most? Why?
because of her kooky adventures, and her commitment-phobe qualities, as well as
her hilarious commentary on all of it. There’s definitely a fan base for the hero,
ready to write” or feeling guilty for not writing! I hang out a lot on Twitter,
and I love to get inspired by looking at things on Pinterest, and I count them as
invaluable research tools. *cough* Because they are!
of the moment?
I’m not even sure I make stuff up–it just shows
up in my brain, and I write it down. It feels like I’m the official stenographer
for these characters. They say and do what they want to, and I type away. Sometimes
I’ll pretend like I’m the movie director and suggest they move over here, or say
such-and-such. When I’m done, they go back to what they were doing in the first
place, and I just start typing again.
of this: “Okay, I’ve got my coffee, so I’ll open up the WIP and get my word
count done for the day. Oh, wait. I better check Twitter one more time. And Facebook–I
think somebody left a comment, and I don’t want them feeling ignored. Wow, it’s
lunchtime already. Well, I’ll just go ahead and check the sales stats on Amazon
and then really hit it at 1:30. No, 1:45. Heck, I might as well just round it up
to–how did it get to be 6 p.m. already?!”
won’t leave you alone. It may be slightly outside your current skill set, but work
at it anyway. You’ll discover what you like, what your strengths are, and most importantly,
you’ll find your voice. THAT is your most valuable tool as a writer. It’s what will
keep readers wanting to read everything you write.
think about this one! I would go to Regency London, and have a grand time with all
those rogues and rakes.
it luck, but I definitely believe there’s something
that happens outside of the normal everyday plane. It feels like coincidence sometimes,
the way things happen, being in the right place at just the right moment. Or having
someone show up just as you need them to.
so I have a few movies I can watch a zillion times and never get tired of them.
Strictly Ballroom is one, and Notting Hill is another.
Please complete the sentence
marking my place in whatever book I’m reading.
research for an upcoming book.