Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER~#2


I absolutely LOVE this photo and the caption.  What's that old cliche?  Hindsight is 20/20?  Well, if we knew we were making a mistake at the time we made it, then it wouldn't be a mistake, now would it?  And if people didn't make mistakes at all....then how would we learn and grow from our life experiences?

I, for one think it is great that we humans are fallible.  Think about what life would be like if everyone around you was absolutely perfect.   I mean, really.  What would us authors have to write about?  It is enjoyable to throw a couple of characters down on paper and see what unfolds.  Again, good characterization is the key to a great read.  An avid reader (speaking for myself, here, but if you have anything to add, please feel free) wants to be able to identify and care about whom he is reading about. 

I'm currently working a story where my heroine has made a mistake...well, two key mistakes.  One is the consequence of the other.  In fact, she's made such a mess of her life, that she ends up moving back to her home town to regroup, reorganize, re-energize... (so, not a word, but deal with it, okay? LOL)  And guess what?  She's in danger of making the same mistake! 

The questions arise...What did she learn from her last experience?  Will this affect the decisions she makes in her future?  Absolutely!  I see her handling a similar situation differently, but not necessarily for the better.  She is left just a tad bitter from her experience and this leads to a new series of mistakes...some good, some not so good.  Being the sassy, unorthodox woman she is, this has been one fun book to write!

Since my WIP is so not polished, if I have time tonight, I will go through and and spiff something up and post it sometime this week...but here's a little snippet about my heroine of my current WIP from my book, DATING IMPOSSIBLE:

Focused on her career, Dr. JJ Jones doesn't want to make time to date--and especially date the "player" of the ER.  JJ found out the hard way that romantic relationships in the work place don't mix forcing her to relocate and change jobs.  She's determined to spend her free time enjoying her Harley, reading true-crime novels, and learning about the new community she lives in, but she's dogged by the gorgeous Dr. Avery with his skillful hands, disarming smile, and hot lips, her resolve wavers.  For now, she's having fun making his mission down right impossible!

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Kathleen

3 comments:

KC said...

Great post Kathleen. Glad the book is coming along.

KC said...

Great post Kathleen, glad to know that the book is coming along.

Kathleen Grieve said...

Thanks KC. Looks like you've been busy, too. Feels good, too