One of my favorite parts of a story is the beginning. I just love starting a new book!
Both introducing & getting to know a fresh set of characters…
Getting to kick things off with a great opening, whether it’s sexy or funny or intriguing—or a mix of all three…
And being able to work on the building of awesome sexual tension.
But sometimes things don’t come together exactly the way I expect or have maybe pictured in my mind. For the most part, stories come together pretty much the way they need to, whether it’s what I planned down to the letter or not. And frankly, sometimes not coming together quite how I’d planned because of unintentional flashes of brilliance ends up being the best thing that could possibly happen for the story.
Which is exactly what happened with the story I’m currently working on. I knew exactly how I wanted it to start, & all was going well, but even as I was well ensconced in Chapter 1, I started to feel like something was…missing.
Just a little something. Just a zing of brilliance that could transform a good romance opening to a great one.
And then it hit me—right in the middle of the scene I was writing:
The brunette–who he knew to be Lizzie Foster herself from the name tag on her pink and white striped apron—flashed him a bright, friendly smile.
“Good morning. Welcome to The Sweet Spot—what can I get for you?”
It surprised him that his first thought was: naked.
Ah, yes. That’s the moment a light bulb went off & the story took a genius turn—if I do say so myself. :scorpios The moment the sexual tension between the hero & heroine became blatantly obvious & I knew this was going to be a fabulous story after all.
And you know what? It is. I am loving this story & just know you’re going to, too.
I can’t wait to share it with you! :walk
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