Hello everyone! First let me say a huge thank you to my host today for having me! I’m thrilled to be here sharing my stories with everyone today. I’ve been wondering what in the world to talk about so as I was sitting down I thought about the different topics that I’d like to share my opinions on but none seemed quite right. You see , my first book with The Wild Rose Press RIDING DOUBLE came out in May and my second book THE HARDER THEY BUCK will be released soon from The Wild Rose Press and I’m working on my third for them. I have a series that I call Cowgirl Tough, where three friends own a rodeo production company and provide rodeo stock to a large rodeo circuit. I’m working on the third book and I’m stuck. Nothing seems to be just right for this character. In fact, I’ve started, stopped, deleted, rewritten, and deleted some more. If I put all the words that I’ve written so far then deleted into one file I’d have a HUGE manuscript.
As I was complaining about this to my critique partner she starts mentioning other books I’m writing or have written. She told me she sure would love to see a certain book of mine redone and I said, “HELL TO THE NO!”. I mean, I’m stuck, freaking stuck like a two wheel drive in river mud, but then two minutes later I found myself opening the file she’d asked me about. And guess what, I’ve rewritten the first three chapters and keep going back to add more layers of emotions, depth, and sexual tension.
Doing this I found that my problem with my cowgirl book was that I wasn’t going deep enough into that character. I was just skimming the top and instead of swimming or treading water I sank!
Today, just as a fun little exercise for those of you who may be stuck too, or who just want to play I want you to add to my story. Add a sentence or two just for fun and let’s see where it goes. By commenting I’ll enter you to win a free copy of RIDING DOUBLE.
All right boys and girls let’s get started.
“Life was a bitch, the bronc was a bitch and so was the woman who’d just flung his engagement ring back and marched off. Evan Jackson glanced at the ring near his cowboy boot. Every cell in his being screamed to run after Jolie and slide his ring back on her finger. He couldn’t. He wouldn’t.”
Okay, next. Tell us why he couldn’t and wouldn’t go after her. It can be serious or silly just have fun!
This is great! Thank you for coming up with such a fun, interactive wordplay for my readers (and surely yours after today!) to take part in. Come on, people, get those creative juices flowing and you will be in with a chance to win Riding Double!!