Writing & the Single Girl, or How’s Your Love Life?

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!


Barbara Jean

About Barbara Jean Coast

Barbara Jean Coast is the pen name of authors Andrea Taylor and Heather Shkuratoff. She is currently hard at work telling the cozy tales of the fictional town of Santa Lucia, loosely based on Santa Barbara in the late 50's, early 60's, known as The Poppy Cove Mysteries.
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3 Responses to Writing & the Single Girl, or How’s Your Love Life?

  1. I think this is a truly brilliant piece of writing. I love it!


  2. Pingback: Five of my Faves | Welcome to Poppy Cove

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