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Writing from the Dark Side

Heh! I started out calling this blog post "Blogging from the Darkside" and then went to "Writing from the Darkside" and then went on to finally arrive at "Pubbing from the Darkside".  This little tidbit of information should be able to give you a little hint over what has been happening at the Oliver Homestead since I last posted.

Big News! I am part of a great collaboration with a collection of Writers who decided that if a romance book should be done, it should be done by us! Hence, the beginning of what is now know as Welcome to Serenity Harbor, Maine.

This is huge! This is ginormous! All of the books are set around the fictional coastal Maine town of Serenity Harbor. We didn't limit genre, only that their characters fall in love in Maine.

For me, this was a return to something that I love... well, yes... it was a return to writing. I've blogged a little bit about some of my struggles with illness that left with being unable to write for a whi…

Inspiration...

One of the questions that I get asked the most is... Where do you get your inspiration for your books from? Now, sometimes, this is accompanied by a snide look or a bit of a lopsided leer. Especially when people find out that there is romance in my stories. But there are those who are genuinely interested in where my ideas come from. Frankly, I'm just as interested in knowing why the same ideas that run through my head are running through others. They are always with me and frankly, when I look back I can't remember a time when there weren't stories running through me. I was a bit of a loner as a preteen and teen and I turned to writing stories (mostly in my head) as a way to make a life that was more exciting then mine. Everynight as I would go to bed I would think about the story and push myself to continue on with it. Kind of creating my own serial romances and mysteries in my head. It really wasn't until I was pregnant with my daughter that I thought about actually persuing my stories and putting them on paper. The first book was horrible. But it was complete. I actually wrote it three times since I wrote it first long hand, then on a Brothers word processor and then again on a word processor after my daughter (then about two) banged on the keyboard and my book disappeared. Anyway, this is more about a continuation of inspiration. Everything is fodder for a book... and I see the same inspirations in both of my kids. They've grown up with words like, plot, hero, black moment and perseverance. Maybe those aren't bad examples of inspiration to pass along.

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