I swear I wasn’t going to jump on the New Adult Contemporary Romance bandwagon. I SWEAR. I love my sci-fi/paranormal/fantasy characters.
But, I’ve had this idea for a book in my head forever, like twenty years forever, and I was reading Hopeless and The Plot Whisperer at the same time trying to both get psyched to write Frayed and also take a break from the whole sci-fi/paranormal/fantasy thing and I LITERALLY woke up in the middle of the night with an entire book in my head. Later that morning while I was making my daughter a “round egg” (sunnyside up) I texted myself the plot. By the end of that day, I had a six page outline.
That was a week ago and I’ll have the first draft of CROSSING done by Wednesday.
What’s my deal? Why is this book so much easier to write than say, FOUND, which took me for-evah?
*I’m not creating a world. CROSSING happens now at the university I went to, in a town that I lived in for five years.
*The main character, Dani Walker, is an English/Theatre double major just like I was, taking all the classes that I took.
*Every setting is a place I’ve actually been. I don’t have to work to describe what my room looked like, because I just describe what it looked like!
*The characters are all based on real people.
*The twist really happened to me.
*I get to rewrite my history through characters that are better looking, wittier, sexier, and all around more screwed up than me and my real life people were and I get to give myself the Happily Ever After For Now that I deserved back then. (Don’t worry, I finally got closure Halloween of 1999 when my ex and I went out for drinks and he apologized for being an epic douche. We’re Facebook friends now. :))
So, in a word, CROSSING is happening and it’s happening soon. Look, I already have a killer cover by Steven Novak and a vague blurb. 🙂
He stole her lipstick…and her heart.
Twenty-year-old Dani Walker can’t believe her luck when she’s paired up with the gorgeous Liam Garrett as her Acting I scene partner – or when he asks her out. Being a Plain Jane with a mouth on her hasn’t exactly served Dani well in the guy department. In fact, she’s never been on a second date. Still, she lets go of her insecurities and falls for Liam, despite feeling like he’s holding something back from her.
When Liam finally musters the courage to reveal his secret to Dani, she learns the true meaning of accepting the ones we love for who they are.
Add it on Goodreads here for cryin’ out loud!
Oh, and while you’re at it, pick up a copy of FOUND. It’s, like, the best book I ever wrote that no one read. You don’t have to have read the Zellie books to enjoy it!