Wednesday, May 30
Let's Play a Game!
In a lot of ways What a Texas Girl Wants was a labor of love. The characters were born out of a song (Stays in Mexico by Toby Keith) that made me feel good when I desperately needed to feel good. The characters were sassy but real, the situation was a little over the top...and I got to angst in email after email to my writing buddy D'Ann about horses and ranches and horses and a cowboy-who-wasn't-a-cowboy.
So, we're going to play a game today - put on your writer or reader hat, I don't care which. The rules will be the same. If you're a reader, grab the closest book to you. Turn to page 107 and count down seven lines. Copy that line into a comment below, along with the title and author of the book...and tell us what you love about the story. If you're a writer, same thing goes. Open the file of your WIP or most-recently-finished manuscript. Flip to page 107 and count down seven lines. Copy that line into a comment below, along with the title and name yourself as author. And tell us what you love about the story.
I'll start: This is from my debut, What a Texas Girl Wants: You can tell me anything you want or nothing at all. What is it that I should know about Jackson Taylor at this very moment?‖ she asked between kisses.
I love the community in this book. It's a community that Kathleen is trying to get away from and a community that Jackson doesn't realize he desperately needs. It's filled with quirky characters and it's a place I'd love to visit someday..other than in my head!
I'll share a line from a book I'm reading, too, because I'm loving it! This is from Rachel Gibson's I'm in No Mood for Love: I learned a long time ago not to trust you.
I love Claire's journey in this book - how she has to find her way through the maze of where she thinks she is supposed to be. I think it's a journey a lot of us take - Rachel Gibson just makes it more fun!
Okay, you're turn ~ Go!