I’ve never been a blogger, but here’s hoping that will change. Most of my ideas get turned into books, rather than posts on a website. Today, I’d like to talk about one of the more common questions we, as writers, get asked.
I’m not sure about anyone else, but most of mine come from real life experiences. There is the odd time where an idea will just pop into my head; for example, while I was lying in bed, an idea came to me, followed by an image of a large wicker lounge. Of course, I can’t remember the idea, but I do still have a vivid picture of this lounge.
A fellow author thought it sounded like the title of an upcoming horror novel. I can’t exactly remember what the idea was that went with the image, so I’ll have rack my brain on that one and see if it comes back to me. Who knows, maybe it’s about a bar called The Wicker Lounge which could have something unexpected happen on its premises. The sky is the limit really. The idea will come when the time is right.
My first story, Her Lover’s Face, was born out of a new found desire for romance novels. I can’t remember exactly which book I was reading at the time, but when I reached the end, I thought, Hey, I can do that. (A quick note: it wasn’t as simple as it looked *lol*)
I thought back over my life at my experiences, and my mind kept returning to high school when I dated my first love, who happened to be an identical twin. And so the main question of my story was born. What if a woman’s abusive husband dies, and suddenly, she’s faced with a man who looks exactly like him?
Her Lover’s Face Blurb:
“Laryssa Mitchell is one of the lucky ones. The death of her abusive husband finally allows her to live again on her own terms, making her own choices. Her first official decision is to take back what was lost – her independence and her old job. But she soon finds herself in a living nightmare when she meets her new boss. If her husband is rotting in hell, then who is the man standing in front of her with a dead man’s face?
Alexander Richards doesn’t expect to catch an unconscious woman in his arms on his first day of work, nor does he envision himself willingly setting foot in a hospital again, reliving his painful loss. But that’s exactly what he chooses to do when Laryssa needs his help. Why?
She has a story to tell. He has a mystery to solve. In the midst of danger, passion sizzles between them, taking them by surprise. What will happen when all is brought to light? Will they be able to overcome their traumatic pasts and find love in each other, or will their ghosts have the final say?”
And that was it. That was the birth of my first ever novel that is now gracing the digital and paperback world. All thanks to Richard Savage at Black Velvet Seductions. I would like to thank you for reading my blog post. If you are reading this and you are a writer, I would love to hear how you come up with your ideas, too.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Her Lover’s Face, feel free to click your preferred link below.
(P.S. In case your curious…no, my high school boyfriend was not abusive.)
17 thoughts on “Book Ideas”
Congratulations on taking the plunge! Like you, I’ve never had a problem finding ideas. Getting them on paper, that’s a different story!
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More ideas than we have time, eh.
Getting them on paper exactly as I see it in my head does tend to prove tricky. Thanks for reading and posting, Dee. 🙂
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What a wonderful job you’ve done on your first blog. I’m excited for you.
The steam between your two main chartacters in Her Lover’s Face was hot.
Thanks, hun. I figured it was time to jump on board. Haha.
The two characters definitely had unparalleled chemistry, despite the roadblocks. I really enjoyed writing HLF.
I enjoyed reading this. My ideas usually come from real life as well, but they never quite end up the same when down on paper. I have bought two of your books and am looking forward to reading them.
Thank you for reading and posting, Gibby. I’m glad you enjoyed the blog. I have your book on my Kindle and can’t wait to see what happens between your characters.
Sometimes it feels like it would be easier to direct the movie as opposed to filling the pages of a novel. 😏
I love reading about writers and their process. I too get my ideas from real life and write them down quickly before I forget. The problem is, they usually change once I start hashing them out. Patricia, I have bought 2 of your books and am looking forward to reading them!
Great blog Patricia. Yes. Getting your thoughts on paper and organizing them is tricky. I loved your book. It drew me in from the first page.
I’m so glad you enjoyed the story.
It really can be tricky because the mind likes to go off and do its own thing sometimes. Haha
I always seem to fall behind on blogs! I always get sidetracked! Haha. But very nice, loved the blurb!
I hear ya on that. There is never enough time in a day to do everything.
Thanks for reading and commenting. I’m thrilled that you loved the blurb.
Congratulations, Patricia! I too get inspiration from dreams… I look forward to “The Wicker Lounge”. LOL.
Thanks, Alice 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing what I can come up with. Haha
Hi Patricia, great blog post. I loved “Her Lover’s Face” and I have been lucky enough to read an ARC copy of Not You Again! and it is a riveting read, once I started I could not put it down. there is a little bit of everything in this book, suspense, romance, and it is a very sexy book. I loved the read and I can’t wait for your next story.
Thank you so much, Ric 😀 Your post made me smile at the end of a long day.
I look forward to the day I can send another your way. 🙂
You are definitely a incredibly talented writer and I love your stories. You have a gift that’s rare. I’m so proud of you my beautiful friend. You can count on my support for sure sweetheart.
Thanks so much, hun. 🙂 you’ve been amazingly supportive.