Writing a book is alot like attracting a husband. Pour yourself a fuzzy pink cocktail, put up your heels & rest awhile. You savvy gals will see what I mean ;-)!
A youthful girl spends many hours primping & fussing, playing out her pouts to adorable perfection, while trying out the latest fetching dresses & perfume nectars to attract the right men while visiting the right places. Similarly, the intrepid girl writer plays out plots, tries on characters & scenes to form a series of places, events & happenings to make a great story.
Life can be a social whirl of dancing, romancing & entrancing as you make your way on dinner dates, cocktail parties & society soirees, playing up your charms, laughing delicately at their jokes, & seeing who suits you best; who you would like to see again, the heartbreak of rejection & which ones you would kiss on the first date! So it is with agents & publishers; who feels right, who do you trust & how you feel when they don’t call you back.
Once you find the man of your dreams, your very own tall, dark & handsome, then starts the give & take, the little tiffs, the compromises that you can both live with forever after. Just like getting your book published — contract details, story edits, covers, distribution, future plans.
Then comes the wedding day — all the pomp & circumstance, the dress, the party, the nerves, the celebration, all in one big blur. A picture is taken of joy, love & happiness, proud of what you have accomplished & living in the moment, dreaming of that perfect ever after. It’s alot like seeing your finished book on the shelf with your name on the bright & shiny cover, full of potential, just waiting to be loved & adored in the world.
And, just when you think you’ve got it made, the real work begins. So just how do you keep the music playing & the romance alive? Stay tuned for further insight from your darling mod girl’s perspective!