Saturday, October 19, 2013

Look What I Found


Occasionally you’ll hear about writers who keep notepads next to the bed so that when they wake up in the middle of the night with a brilliant idea, it can be jotted down, no problem.

Usually the issue is that most of us can’t read a word we wrote come morning. Ha! Kind of defeats the purpose, but it doesn't usually stop us.

I rarely have these middle-of-the-night AHA! moments, but every once in a while I do and actually have the presence of mind to jot them down. When I was moving recently, I found one of these notes tucked away in my nightstand.
 
Don't you love the Cozy Chicks' post-it note?
In case you can't read that, it says S.R. blew into the V Inc office like a gust from a Cat 5 hurricane. The door slammed against its stopper, rattling the - glass. "The Lone Ranger is back." Hurry.

Some of you might recognize what this turned into. It’s the opening paragraph of ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, the third book in the Lucy Valentine series. It was fascinating for me (having forgotten all about the note) to take a peek at the book and see how my words changed from initial thought to revised, polished published book. Here it is:



 I think I might have to get it that little post-it framed, don’t you?


12 comments:

Mardel said...

Frame that! :) Your post is a good reminder for me to buy the Valentine sequels....I have the first one, need to get the other two. :)

Heather Blake Webber said...

Mardel, there are actually four in the series now. PERFECTLY MATCHED came out last year. And look for the fifth in a couple of months. :)

Jeannie D. said...

That is so neat! I would frame that. I love this series. Looking forward to the fifth. Love the cozy post it notes! You should have some kind of contest so us readers could win some of them,:).

Heather Blake Webber said...

Thanks, Jeannie! I'm not sure there are any of the sticky notes left! Maybe one or two pads floating around. Hmm.

Dru said...

Yay to a fifth Lucy book.

Blondie's Journal said...

I agree with Jeannie...get started on a new Lucy Valentine book!! I LOVE ever character in that series and I'm embarrassed to say I miss them!

XO,
Jane

Aurian said...

I do love the series, and recently read them, so I hope there will be many more to come.

Heather Blake Webber said...

I just need to find the time to write it! LOL.

Heather Blake Webber said...

Soon, Jane, soon! :)

Heather Blake Webber said...

Me, too, Aurian. Me, too! (And thank you!)

Susan said...

5* Heather <3, Book 5...You know how much we Missed Lucy...FanHug Susan

Teri said...

I love the Lucy Valentine series. I ran across one of the books in a local Dollar General store, bought it, and within 3 weeks I bought and read all of the books in the series. Once I am hooked on a series I am really hooked. I keep checking on-line to see when the next one is coming out and am glad to know it will be soon.