Thrusting your heart and soul into your work. It doesn’t happen every day. Not with every single sentence I write. But it happened several times when I was writing Bewitching You.
I remember sitting at my laptop and laughing out loud as my characters bantered back and forth. And I remember writing a scene or two where tears burned my eyes because the emotions were so intense. Does that sound nuts? I’m sitting here writing this and wondering if people are going to think I’m a little off kilter.
Don’t worry. I usually write when there’s no one around. No one can hear me cackling away, punching at keys. No one sees me tearing up as I stare at my words on the screen.
At least I hope not. Maybe my family is storing away the straight jacket for the perfect moment when I’m not looking.
Seriously though, the one great thing about putting my heart into a book is that the reader will benefit from this. Hopefully, anyway. If I’m feeling the emotion as I write it, there’s a better chance the reader will feel the emotion as she’s reading it. If a scene is lacking emotion, then it’s too dry, too boring. Right?
So I guess there’s a method to my madness. Put away the straight jacket, guys. I’m acting nutty for a good reason. I’m bringing characters to life, creating a story people will be able to relate with.
I’m writing from the heart.
Today is the official release day for Bewitching You. It’s now available in eBook and paperback. AND today I’m giving away a free eBook copy to a random commenter over at http://www.liaslater.blogspot.com , if you want to check it out. I have an excerpt over there, as well. 18 & over, please!
Hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!
Now available from The Wild Rose Press in eBook and paperback!