Top Ten Non-Satirical Reasons Why I love My Book


10. The year is 1979, and I
love the 70's.

9. The setting is Southern Indiana in the Ohio Valley, one of the prettiest areas in the U S of A.

8. My evil guys hide out in caves. Caves are spactastalistic.

7. I always dreamed of writing about a ghost-guy someday. And you know what? I did a darn fine job. William (Billy Joe Bennett) is my favorite character out of any I've ever read. I truly love him.

6. There's a 1972 SS Camaro in The Soul Seekers. Enough said.

5. When I feel down or in doubt about myself as a writer, I read my book and remember exactly why I love doing this.

4. As a child I experienced a little of what life is like in a religious cult. I think I made it accessible to the reader, but at the same time, larger than life.

3. I brought to life the very real feelings of isolation and loneliness in a small town setting. All of my characters have a flaw that they must overcome. And just like life, some don't, but their flaws make them human to the reader.

2. Emma Shay is such a hippie, book and record lovin' girl. She won't stand for no, and yet she is kind and delicate. I cried several times at some of the things I made her go through (and still have to cause I'm writing the second and third books as we speak).

1. The dialogue. OMG the dialogue. This is my strength as a writer, I think. The love story between Emma and William would be nothing without some of the awesome things they say to each other. I don't want to rest on it, but I am proud of it!

Comments

  1. Ok, I tried to post on this twice now and my computer went kaputz on me twice. Hopefully this one will stick!

    It sounds like you have a great book! I wish you the very best in querying.

    I live in Indiana, so I understand the sentiment. We also used to go camping in southern Indiana. It's a beautiful area!

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  2. I had blog trouble last week, so I know your pain!

    I'm hoping to go down there sometime this summer. The Wyandotte caves are closed, but I think Marengo is still open. Oh man, it would be so sweet to go!

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  3. Ah. I see you've covered my last suggestion in No 7. No 4, jumpin lizards!!!!!

    All the best, Amy. Cro.

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  4. Nice way to boost your belief in yourself! Great stuff! Your book sounds very interesting too! :)

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  5. Thank you Alli (hehe), that's really nice of you and makes me feel good!

    Cro, you're too funny!

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  6. Every time I stop by I am learning a little bit more about your book and loving it even more!!! You crack me up sharing all these reasons but they're all valid ones so keep up the great work!

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  7. Thanks Jen! I was just heading over to yar bloggidy-blog.

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  8. I love caves! Bring on the caves. And dialogue!

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  9. I like the hiding in caves idea. Those are all great reasons!!!

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  10. Talli and Kimberly- glad you like the caves (hehe). Caves ROCK (pun intended)

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