Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Getting out of my rut

If you've read my two blurbs up top, you've probably noticed similarities. I tend to enjoy writing about top corporate businessmen. Maybe it's time for a change. In Dancing in the Stars everything is different. I enjoy writing from the man's pov. I like men. I like getting into their heads, but DITS is from a woman's perspective, it's a YA genre, and for the moment, no one gets killed or maimed. It's also a love story of sorts. I like a good love story, but I usually don't make it the focus of my stories and you'll never see a sex scene in my books. I get off on the passion and emotions leading up to love, not sex. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against sex.

DITS is a coming of age story about a former prom queen who doesn't want to move on past high school. She works in a dance studio in her small hometown while her friends have moved on with their lives. Her mother ran out on her and her father, leaving her father bitter towards love and he discourages my MC from pursuing anything but the most casual of relationship. Nice parent, huh?

Then she goes to a five year class reunion. Really? who has a class reunion after just five years. Any more years than that and she'd be too flippin' old for this story, so it's five years. She hangs with her old crowd, the "in crowd," and after awhile they start talking about their successful careers, yada, yada, yada. My MC, her name for now is Halle, like Halle Berry, gets depressed and drinks too much. She gets so drunk she spends the rest of the evening in the john. When she comes out, most everyone has left.

Well, I don't want to give too much away. Suffice it to say,she runs into a classmate who has always had a crush on her. She and her snooty friends used to call him owl because of his big magnification glasses. He takes her home, she tries to seduce him, but all she gets is a nice kiss. When he's gone she realizes she doesn't even know where he lives or what he does, but she remembers the kiss they shared. Now you think they will get together doncha?

I might post an excerp from Bum's Rush in the next little while. You don't want to miss that.

Hugs and good wishes to you all.
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  1. Now that is quite the change!!! Which direction will you go next?

  2. I know, I'm pretty excited about it.I'm actually working on two project, something I didn't think possible. It's good my my ADD.

    Who know where this will lead. I don't know if I've got it to write thrillers or paranormal things. Wait and see, I guess.

    Thanks for the comments.

  3. Sounds like some exciting projects! Good luck with them. :)

  4. Best of luck to you! Your stories seem enthralling!!

  5. DITS sounds like a super story. I like the YA audience/books. I've only written one short YA story, and it was fun. One has more leeway with the young ones. They do like magic, mystery, and marvels to the extreme.

  6. I always enjoy stopping by your blog. Hugs
    P.S. please stop by and visit and don't forget to enter my giveaway

  7. I really like the sound of it! Can't wait to hear more!

  8. A post-high school romance. It sounds intriguing.

  9. Gosh, I think 2011 is going to be a busy year for you, sounds exciting. Happy scribbling!