Saturday, April 20, 2013

Stop what you're doing and read this.

I haven't posted in over a month, hard at work on next manuscript and unwilling to risk losing the 'thread' of my story. But I've taken a few breaks to read, and today I found this on Janet Reid's blog.

It's not about what you think...

I'll wait here while you finish. Yeah, I brought tissues. *taps foot*

Were you blown away? Talk about stripping away all the bullshit to reveal what's underneath. Writing bone-marrow deep like that takes real courage. Sometimes I get close. I look over the edge, stare truth in the eye. But something--now I know it's fear--makes me blink. Instead of bold and ugly and real, I pull back and write 'safe'.

Someday, I swear--and even if it takes a lifetime--I'm going to write like Sugar.



  1. Oh, my stars.
    I feel as if I've been through all that myself. I did fine until I got to the very end, then I hurt so bad, I cried.
    That's why I love the romance genre. It's about the emotion. It's the reason we read it as well as the reason we write it.
    Because it's life. And we love it.
    BTW: That was just what I needed for the book I'm plotting. Thanks a ton!

  2. Susan,

    You're welcome (I think.) Amazing, isn't it, the effect stripped-down, dredged-from-the-soul writing has on us?



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