Write, write, write away...

So, the past few days have left me in bed fighting a miserable creeping crud of a sore throat/fever/sinus thingy. So not fun, and I'm the worst at fevers. Still, it's allowed me to get some work done between fitful periods of sleep! 

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Maybe it's not a ton of words, but hey, it's a great start to Eli and Holly's story. The first chapters always see me nailing out the details of where the story is going. I wrote the first chapter with one thing in mind, then turned around and decided to do something else entirely different. It's a process, but it's necessary. Now, at least I know where I'm going. Usually when I hit the middle, I start to plot more. Some writers are plotters, some are pantsers (they write by the seat of their pants, with no idea where the characters will take them). I'm a weirdo combination of both. 

Holly is the first female character that I've written who isn't what I call "quietly strong." She's mouthy, opinionated, and pretty confident. But we all know there's got to be a soft, squishy side to her, right? And you'll see that side come out, through her cat, Miss.


I mean, how can she resist that FACE? 

Giving Holly a furry friend who's been there for her through thick and thin was the right thing to do. And it's a lot of fun when Eli, who's never even had an animal, learns that these two are a package deal. 

Miss was actually MY cat, who was my little buddy for almost 11 years. I lost her on New Year's Day, but she was such a wonderful cat that I wanted to share her with the world. I love that I can do that through Holly, and in a sense, she gets to live on forever. I hope everyone who reads Lucky Bounce will love her just as much as I did.

I just want to add that Lucky Number has been out for about ten days now, and wow, I am so overwhelmed at the reception to this book. I'm not the kind of author who has a review team, or an ARC team (I really should be, but I seem to always be running behind) so to see that I have a handful of wonderful reviews really makes me proud. I'm so thankful for my readers, and I am beyond happy that everyone seems to really love Brandon and Hannah's story.

If you like, come join me over on my Facebook group, JENeration Cafe. Right now, it's still small, but I'd love to be able to make that my go-to place where I can share things, have giveaways, and talk to readers.

Until next time, lovelies!

Have a great Thursday!