by Jessica E. Subject
The other night, I had a dream so vivid that I woke up believing what I saw really happened. It took a few seconds to realize it had been just a dream. In some ways, I was very disappointed. There was so much sexual tension in that dream, I wanted to know what happened next. So, instead of letting that memorable scene slip away, I decided to use my imagination to finish out the story. Yes, I daydream...
But, before I played out the ending, I needed to know what happened before that hot scene in the kitchen. (No sex in the dream, just the tension.) So, while the rest of the house slept, I laid in bed directing a movie in my head. And then I wrote it all down in point form notes.
Perfect, you say, now write the story! If only it were that simple. I have a few stories I want to finish this year, two of them already started. So, I must file it away in my to-write folder.
Just like readers (including me) have a long list of books to-read, many authors also have a to-write list. Some plan years ahead of time while others plan only for the year or month ahead. But the ideas are constantly there. And when we’re fresh out of ideas, all we have to do is go to our to-write folder, or check out the news headlines, listen to music, or simply people watch for more inspiration.
Okay, readers, I want to know... How many books are on your to-read list? The ones you actually own. If I count those on my e-reader apps, the number is embarrassingly huge. Leave your answer along with your email address for a chance to WIN an ebook from my back list at Decadent. Contest is international. Must be 18 or older to enter.
The Challenge series
Contemporary Western New Adult Romance
At twenty-two, Leanne Declan has graduated from college and hopes to take over the family farm until a tragic accident changes her life forever. Unable to do the simplest everyday chores, she must depend on her family and friends as she learns to face life’s challenges. But when her fears threaten to destroy her future, can an unexpected love be strong enough to help her dreams come true?
Jessica E. Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to erotica. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous.
When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.
Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at jessicasubject.com and on twitter @jsubject.