Wednesday, April 3, 2013
If someone were to ask me, if I would write a book a year ago or even six months ago, I probably would have laughed. I kind of always wanted to write a book, but I was always worried I couldn't up with enough of an intriguing story line. Or have enough to make a whole book.
But about two months ago I had a dream. No not in the sense of having a dream to write a book or an ambition. No, I literally had a dream while sleeping. I could see 'Chatz' the bar perfectly in my head. I could see Ben. The whole second chapter was my dream and I was able to create a story from it.
That next morning I woke up and started taking fast, sloppy notes. Anything I could remember before I would forget. And I kept taking more notes. In that week I started typing out my first chapter. I was obsessed with my characters (still am) and I was curious on how things would turn out. I let my characters take control, I know that sounds weird, but they did.
After four weeks I was done. I had typed over 58,000 words. I kept my book a secret up until the very end. I then shared the information with my girl on InstaGram. I got the most amazing out pour of love and encouragement anyone could as for. I then asked if anyone wanted to be a beta reader and I was shocked to see how many wanted to help me!
I am even lucky enough to have a good friend start to help me edit my work, before it went to my official editor. So Randy, thank you so much! You have helped strengthen my writing skills.
And what blew me away was the random act of kindness, from a certain male model, Joseph Marvullo. I just made a comment on a photo of him, saying that I thought he would make the perfect lead guy in my book and the cover. Never did I imagine him replying or offering to do my cover! Its not too often where a complete stranger would help someone out like Joe did, its an amazing thing and I am more than grateful.
Now that I have sent my book to my editor, only a few minutes ago, I am stunned and proud of myself. To have started and finished a whole book. A book that I am proud of. Thank you to everyone who has supported me from day one. Especially my husband and mother. My bestfriends: Katie, Heather and Christy, Elise, Abby, Jessy for putting up with my rambling. I love you all.