I promised myself I would blog tonight but I am so darned tired! Last night I woke up at 3:00 am with the realization that the killer in the 3rd Sophie book has a different motive than the one I had initially planned for and then I was up until 5:00 thinking about all the adjustments I needed to make in the manuscript to accommodate this little surprise. Fortunately I had a pen and pad of paper by the bed because I really didn’t want to get up and start typing the whole thing out on my computer before sunrise.
I honestly don’t know why I write outlines because I never stick to them. Sex, Murder And A Double Latte didn’t end the way I had originally imagined either. Hell, this post isn't what I thought it was going to be about! A while back I saw this reporter interview one of the creators of Friends and he said that they hadn’t originally planned to make Ross and Rachel a couple, but after they started shooting the pilot they were like, “Oh hey, check it out! There’s chemistry there; let’s go with that!”
That’s what it’s like for me when I write a book except I’m more likely to say “Oh hey, check it out! This character is a bigger asshole than I thought and I think he might be feeling homicidal! Let’s go with that!”
And now I’m rambling (better here than in one of my books) so I’ll just give you a quick book recommendation and rush off to bed.
I really want to encourage you to check out Jennifer Belle’s novels Going Down and High Maintenance. I honestly love both books. I guess you could consider them Chick Lit with a major edge. Belle is one of those rare authors who can write prose that are simultaneously simple, poetic, humorous and poignant. Her characters are seriously whacked and yet incredibly easy to relate to.
Okay, it’s nighty night time. If you’re one of the 90 million Americans who will be watching the Super Bowl then I hope the game, and the commercials that sponsor it, live up to your expectations.
Oh, and try not to flip over any cars.
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