My relationship with my books – #AuthorLife
Writing a book is a lot like dating. There’s a blissful honeymoon period, a stage of discovery, finding out the books bad habits. Sometimes there even a temporary break-up. Not every book is the same, and some don’t make it past the ‘first date’.
Stage #1: an exciting new meeting
The idea is fresh and new. Maybe a little unlike what you usually go for, but dammit you’re feeling adventurous today!
The first page is flowing, and you’re feeling fabulous!
Oh wait, hold that thought. Saggy middle approaching.
OMG WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS STORY??
Oh no, it’s the black moment.
The book is done. You’re basically a writing genius.
Except now your editor needs to read it.
And then the revision letter arrives…
But you can do it! You’ve done this before. No letter will defeat you.
Aaaand it’s finally. Done.
What’s that? An idea for another book…
Growing up, Stefanie came from a family of women who loved to read. Her favourite activity was going shopping with her Nan during school holidays, where she would sit on the floor of the bookstore with her little sister and painstakingly select the books to spend her allowance on. Thus, it was no surprise Stefanie was the sort of student who would read her English books before the semester started. After sneaking several literature subjects into her ‘very practical’ Business degree, she got a job in Communications. When writing emails and newsletters didn’t fulfil her creative urges, she turned to fiction and was finally able to write the stories that kept her mind busy at night. Now she lives in Melbourne with her very own hero and enough books to sink a ship. She frequently indulges in her passions for good coffee, French perfume, high heels and zombie movies. At night she writes sexy, contemporary romance stories and tries not to spend too much time shopping online and watching baby animal videos on YouTube.
It was only supposed to be a little white lie. When Emmaline Greene pretends to be Sarah, the confident, sexy woman she wishes she could be, she figures no harm, no foul. Her one-night stand will never find out. Wrong. The gorgeous guy she slept with isn’t just amazing in bed…he’s also her new boss.
Parker Wentworth has a lot to prove. He’s just been appointed CEO of his family’s company and is tasked with repairing its scandalous reputation. He can’t afford any distractions or complications. Too bad the attractive blonde he takes to bed turns out to be both. So why can’t he forget the incredible night they spent together and move on?
And why does he have this need to know the real Emmaline?