OOOOOPS! I dropped the baton again. Maybe that's the reason I don't do baton blog hops often. This weekend I put Margo's Choice free on Amazon and today is the last free day. http://www.amazon.com/Margos-Choice-Mary-Marvella-ebook/dp/B008M0U8CU/.
Marilyn Baron, a long time member of Georgia Romance Writers, tapped me and I accepted the challenge to find others to follow me. Look for her awesome accomplishments at http://www.marilynbaron.com/.
The lady has published books with The Wild Rose Press and Independently. Check out her mysteries!
Well, finding new victims was like looking for a virgin in Sodom and Gomorroh. Or was it a Godly man in either city? The memory fades. Check out Genesis, Chapter 19 and read a story that will curl your hair and explain the origin of some of our sexual terms.
I already described my writing process on http://www.MaryMarvella.com earlier but the short version is that characters usually take up residence in my mind and bug me until I write their books. Or I ask myself a few "what if" questions and one usually gets me moving.
With Margo's Choice I asked what would a woman do if the man she had always loved but hated because he didn't claim their daughter planned to return to town. Why does she hate him? Because he left her to join the Marines and made sure his assignments wouldn't allow her to follow him.( I needed back story to explain how she felt now.) Why does she love him or fall for his charm when he returns for visits? Part of her wants him to make amends for not believing their second child was his, for leaving her and becoming distant when she needed him. She hasn't found a man she loved as deeply as she loved him.
The challenge was whether he could do anything, or even wanted to, to earn her forgiveness. Some critique partners wanted me to make it a romance, while others said they would NEVER understand or forgive her if she forgave him.
I'd say my stories must be different, since critique partners say I can't let my characters do the things they do.
I'm not tapping anyone, but feel free to jump in and even change the topic.
Don't forget to grab a copy of Margo's Choice FREE!!!
PS. I have a topic in mind!
What would make you forgive him, and I don't mean an apology from him.