Friday, April 11, 2008
The Sweetheart Dance
The Sweetheart Dance - Meg and Bret's story - no catchy, selling blurb written yet - but that's next followed by a quick promo video. Just know that Meg's loved Bret since she laid eyes on him four years ago and finally goes on a campaign to win his love; But when Bret can't overcome his past, Meg walks away and it's Bret that must earn her back with the help of the Applegate Clan and Operation Marry Meg!
There's lots of great details to the story you're going to love. Yes, Boo and Lindy are back and they start a matchmaking campaign that soon involves the whole family. The burglary subplot, started in THE DADDY SPELL, escalates and challenges the entire Echo Falls Community. And in the midst of his marriage proposal to Meg, Bret must deliver Robin's baby!
I hope you'll enjoy this look into the Echo Falls community and enjoy revisiting the Applegate Family! (Yes, Tom's story's next.)
However, what had been planned as a 55,000 word story ended at 66,290 with lots of details still to be added. The edits phase has never been one of my favorites, but this time I'm itching to get to it, a first for me.
Writing this was a different concept for me -- writing a story by demand instead of one that just bloomed in my imagination. I had a little trouble at first connecting with Meg and Bret, but I have to say that by mid-book I was on board and rooting for Bret to overcome his past. I think you're going to love it, too!
This book is very special to my heart, also, because it is the first full completed draft of a novel I have accomplished since February 6, 2005 - when my Dad died. Sure I have lots of partials including the one I was working on when he died, some short stories, but not anything with a beginning, middle, and an end -- or 67,000 words for that matter -- with a known market for it. It feels good to finally be able to say, I've recovered my writing mojo. If this one took longer than I anticipated, it's all forgotten in the blush of success.
Today is a good day, then. Hope yours is as well.
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