Saturday, September 8, 2007

The story I wasn't going to write...



I love the special calls that go out from publishers for holiday-themed romances. So far, I've written one for Halloween and Christmas...but I just wasn't interested in working on a Valentine story. It's not that I don't love hearts, chocolates, and sexy lingerie. I do...but I really didn't think I could come up with a story that was different and yet romantic...and well, DIFFERENT.

Then, the other day, I'm in the shower. The muse loves the shower. I figure it must remind her of standing naked under waterfalls in Hawaii while watching cabana boys deliver towels and margaritas (sigh) and well, over the sound of the water, I suddenly hear her voice whisper "what about...." and she outlines the most freaking genius storyline in my ear. Luckily, that was on Thursday. So I was able to dedicate my writing time on Friday to outlining it. I'm 3000 words in and it's incredible.

I'm not going to share much about it...I don't want to jinx it. I'm even afraid to google the theme and find out that the whole plot/premise has been done to death. I just want to WRITE the book.

And this from the writer who was just saying last week that she didn't WANT to write a Valentine story...

6 comments:

Gillian said...

Here's to the power of inspiration...
I'm raising my glass and toasting your success, and hoping that your Valentine story is everything you're hoping for :)

Alice Audrey said...

Never say never. The muse will get you every time. I can't wait to find out what you're up to.

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

LOL Ericka. Just go with it! I'm really glad that you're enjoying it, though. :D

The muse sure is like that.

My V-Day sub is currently sitting at CP. I'm a little nervous about it because it's my first First person POV I've sent to CP, and because it deals with subject matter that usually wouldn't be considered romantic. :)

Have fun with yours!!!

Maggie Robinson said...

Yeah, Valentine's Day can be unbearably icky, but I hope you discover a cure for it! It really is weird where we receive our signals, isn't it? *going off to take another shower now*

Tessa Dare said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again -I need me some of that shower gel!

Can't wait to read the story, Ericka! You definitely have me intrigued.

Emma said...

Oooh! Congrats on the V-Day story!