Monday, May 07, 2012

Writing Annabelle's Courtship

Annabelle's Courtship is this week's giveaway in my 52 Weeks of Romance, I thought it would be fun to reflect a little bit on how exciting it was to write that book for the sake of writing.  

Is there anything sexier than a super studly, oh so stubborn Scottish laird? I sure didn’t think so when I was writing Annabelle’s Courtship. The thing is I had so much fun with that book, writing it just for me. Not for a deadline, not for a particular publisher, just because I’d dreamt up these characters and could no more hold back from telling their story than I could from breathing. Writing is like that for me, absolutely necessary.

I never realized how much so until some health issues made it difficult to concentrate on my stories. I’m not a super nice person when I don’t write and I’ve got a husband and family who will verify that for you without blinking an eye.  They will also verify that to interrupt me when I’m writing the black moment is a very bad thing, but Hubcap doesn’t mind the consequences of certain types of scenes and I’m sure you know what they are. Ai, ai, ai…did I really say that? 

But the truth? There were times writing Deal With This that I laughed out loud and man, my family appreciated that mood.  Hubcap also got some special time ‘cuz you know Alan and Jillian are a bit flamboyant and theories have to be tested and all that. But I’m not just talking about gasp…can I say it…sex…I’m talking about emotion.

You’ve no idea how many discussions I’ve had with my own wonderful alpha hubby over a hero’s motivations and actions. Ian from Annabelle’s Courtship and Alan from Deal With This are no exceptions. I won’t tell you which one he identified with most easily, but I will say that many things may change over history, but certain truths about alpha men are not on that list. 

Here's a question for you, it is obvious that when I'm writing, my mood tends to be brighter.  How is your mood affected by your job?  Are you doing what you love or does your job put you in a bad mood?


marybelle said...

I come home from work & I vent. The family just let me get it out of my system & then I'm right. I need to change jobs.

Laurie G said...

We've had recent management changes. People are very upset to the point of resigning. I don't like favoritism! It really upsets me.

Judy said...

It's fun knowing Annabelle's Courtship was written for you. It's also fun knowing hubcap is so willing to talk things over with you. Not surprised by the other. :-D My work definitely affects my mood, because I always put so much of myself into whatever I do. I love what I do, now, but I certainly remember having jobs I hated and how much they affected my overall outlook.

bluegray said...

Most of the time - I'm doing what I love.

PhyllisC said...

I love "Annabelle's Courtship". Most of the time I love my job, but if I've had a bad day it does affect my mood.

booklover0226 said...

I have highs and lows with my job. There are some days I feel like I've made a positive impact and other days is feel absolutely useless and stupid!

It's a job, not a passion, like reading! LOL If I had my way, I would be a pastry chef. Since that's not in the cards, I bake goodies and give them to coworkers.

Tracey D

girlygirlhoosier52 said...

sometimes I would just be beyond crazy -- college students ask such 'smart' questions... It's hard to keep a straight face and not laugh out loud... but sometimes... sheesh ... why can't I just smack them upside the head!

Lorna said...

Sometimes my job will affect how I feel, but for the most part, I love what I do.