So, clearly, it is time to move on. Yeah, I really love my little inverted re-telling of Adam & Eve, but I'm tired of revising. Maybe I'll come back to it in a few years. Thankfully, a new story has inspired me. This time, I'm trying a new, more adult, voice. I am excited about the challenges of writing a Romance. How do you write a good sex scene? How do you build emotional tension? How do you give your reader those fun butterflies you feel in your stomach on a good first date?
I started reading more romance novels. Some of my favorite authors have become Keri Ford, Diana Gabaldon, Katie McGarry, and Tessa Dare. I even read Fifty Shades of Grey (which I somewhat enjoyed. Don't judge me!)
My work in progress involves a hot French soccer player (or "football player" for my more cultured friends). Researching hot French soccer players has been EPIC. Seriously, this is the most fun I've ever had writing a book. Here is why:
James Haskell (yes, he's a rugby player, but still...)
Pick your jaw up off the floor. Do you see what I mean? Why didn't this inspiration strike sooner!? Here I've been stuck in my YA world for years...and in the meantime, these guys were just running around shirtless? I am SO glad to be moving on to a new project now. At first, I kind of felt like I was abandoning my baby. But I'm over that now. Wayyy over it.
So here's to NA! May it broaden your horizons as it did mine!