I think it chose me. J I just love to read romance, and when I first started reading and wasn’t “in the know” about new authors, I had a hard time finding wholesome romance books to read. I had read everything written by Janette Oke, Lori Wick and other similar “famous” writers. I literally ran out of Christian romantic fiction to read. When I wrote the first words of my first novel (never to be seen again), I knew that romance was where I belonged. It just seems to flow so easily, no matter what sub-genre I try — so far I’ve worked on or am working on contemporary, historical, and fantasy/scifi.
Do you work with an outline, or just write?
I just write. I tried with my latest work-in-progress to plot. I wrote down a general guideline for the first few chapters, but when I sat down to write, the words would not come. I chucked the outline I had written and just sat down and let the characters tell me what was happening. I liken it to watching a movie in my head and as I do, I write what I see. J
Do you ever experience writer’s block?
I think at one time or another, all writers experience this, so yes. What I’ve found in my own writing, since I am a seat-of-the-pants writer, is that I’ve taken a wrong turn somewhere. I’ve focused on something that has little to nothing to do with the actual story. I go back a scene or two and find where the “flow” quit, and go in a different direction. I have pages upon pages of deleted scenes for just this reason — I don’t permanently delete those scenes in case I need them later.
Cahri Michaels is American by birth, but Belikarian by choice. Being selected to participate in the Bridal March forces her to give up the independent life she’s created for herself. She’s not ready to be anyone’s wife, much less to a man she doesn’t know.
Prince Josiah Vallis despises the centuries old tradition—the Bridal March—that is forcing him to choose a wife from fifty women. Why does it matter that he’s twenty-five and still single?
When Cahri and Josiah meet, sparks fly. Will it ignite a godly love that can see them through or will they be burned, never to be the same?
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