I’ve grown fond of using hashtags and codenames on Twitter and Instagram for my works in progress. Today, I’m sharing a glimpse behind the writing on #projecthijinksensue AKA Love Overboard.
During the editing process of A Perfect Picture Of Us, I started writing a sequel but kept getting stuck. Working with my amazing editor at The Wild Rose Press, I learned how to strengthen my story-telling. I was in so deep in the first novel, I couldn’t see the story of the second.
At the same time, I learned some devastating health news to a beloved family member. The sequel to A Perfect Picture Of Us became a very dark and sad book. I needed an escape.
I decided to write something fun just for me. I had no restrictions on the length and no expectations of what to do with it when finished. The freedom unblocked me creatively. Last November, I signed the contract for Love Overboard.
The book is shorter and set on a seven-night Alaskan cruise (aka my dream vacation). Caitlyn Moore saved for years to afford the trip, but when she reaches her cabin, she’s greeted by her ex-fiance. In a moment of misunderstanding, she fakes amnesia to stay on the ship. And…hijinks ensue.
I hope the story is a fun “trip” for you, too!