This is Day 5 of my Character Reveal series for my next book—title TBA soon. I’ll post a new character and a one-question T/F Quiz each Wednesday until I run out of characters. Those who comment most AND answer the most questions correctly will receive a signed book (bookplate sent separately–50 copies up for grabs) and a chance at 1 of 2 $10.00 Gift Certificates. NOTE THIS CHANGE: I started announcing winners at the end of each week, but that became tedious, so I’ll announce future winners toward the end of the Reveal. The books and the CG’s will be sent out upon publication. Sorry, but I can only send signed books to U.S. However, I can send an eBook to international winners.
To enter, leave a comment and type the answer to the quiz at the end of your comment (A, B, or C) I’ve left links to the previous post if you’re joining me late, so you can work your way back if you want to see the other posts and comment. Here’s last week’s POST.
Meet Libby’s Mom
Libby’s mom is a character I didn’t care for at first. She came across as a bit whiney and shallow. She’s a club lady who spends a lot of time with hair and nail appointments. She’s not a skier, and she seldom attends Libby’s meets. As the story develops, Mrs. Brown changes, and it becomes clear that her character arc parallels Libby’s, so a lot of how Libby changes is tied to her relationship with her mom.
When we first meet Mrs. Brown she and Libby are at odds, but once they’d been close and loving. What happened to create the great divide between them? Whose fault is it that they have nothing in common anymore? Mom knows the answers, but Libby must learn these answers if she’s to move ahead with her life.
Quiz: There have been many mother-daughter relationship threads in stories told over time. Here are three. Which of these is the most modern tale?
A. Pride and Prejudice
B. Book of Ruth
C. A Sicilian Romance
And now for The Insecure Writers’ Support Group First Wednesday Post
Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG.
Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
Remember, the question is optional!
July 7 question – What would make you quit writing?
When I started to answer this question this is what came into my mind: “If I didn’t find joy in writing anymore, I’d quit.” Of course, every writer knows that the writing process can be a lot of things, and often it is NOT joyful. But in the overall picture, it is. If you’re a writer, you’ve known the joy of a new idea or a breakthrough on a scene that you’ve been stuck on. You’ve probably jumped up and down (literally and figuratively) when the final edits are done or the cover art arrives. And I know everyone who has ever written knows the joy of holding your book. Ahh. You did it. So, yes. If that stops, that would make me quit writing.
This is a chance for those who write SWEET ROMANCE, HAPPY EVER AFTER stories to shine.
Quote of the Month: “Getting that first draft out is a horribly hard grind, but that (perversely) is where the joy of it lies.” Jonathan Stroud