If only they were all posted four days later because I could sing, “Do you remember, the 21st post of September?”
Anyway. The following post I made … wow, SEVENTEEN years ago, still makes me smile!
I have a new love. My heart is giddy with the rush of sudden infatuation, and the world around me feels exciting, fresh, and tingling. Ah, such sweet bliss. I have turned my back on the old and have opened myself to the new.
And just what has caused this rush of wretched and wonderful emotions? Could it be an affair?
Heck no, my man is great. I have fallen in love with a new book idea. I love it. Love the characters, love the setting, love love LOVE it.
And I love the title, even though I was afraid it may be stupid. It’s one of those oddball titles that, technically, isn’t a great title, but once you read the story, you’d understand why it’s the perfect title. I’ll have to tell you what it is later, because I’m one of those paranoid types who don’t like to share until the book is written. But I can tell you my dear friend Pam assured me it’s NOT stupid.
Or she was just saying that . . . nah, she meant it, I hope . . . 😉
Unfortunately, this means that I am once again abandoning a novel that I have been working on since 2002. And it could be a great book. The main character is so real to me . . . well, she is me, but I just can’t get a grip on the story. Maybe I’m not ready to write it. Or maybe it’s not as great as I imagined it to be. Whatever the case, my notebook is once again going back to the bookshelf, for the fourth time. I’ll pull it back out in 2007.
Until then, I’m sticking with my new love. This week, it’s plotting. Next Friday, I start writing.
Back to today …
The original title that I thought was stupid?
NINE RULES OF FLIRTING
Which, yeah, wasn’t great, so I changed it to SUPERFLIRT and then finally my favorite title of them all, JUST FLIRT which came out in 2012.
The book I abandoned? Still abandoned, with good reason. It sucked. 😉
Regardless, it was awesome stumbling upon this post and seeing how excited I was about starting this novel. I loved it then and still love it now!
I also have the rights back so maybe one day, I’ll re-release this as an e-book with a new title. Who knows? Maybe I’ll even revisit the Barton Family Campground with more stories about characters I love.