I would not have thought she would ever have gone before Blake, but, well, Blake has something, namely a huge following, and yes, talent. Whereas LaKisha has more talent but not the following. Doesn’t matter. She’ll get a contract and soar. My money is on Jordin coming out on top. Talent aside, as much as I adore Melinda, she’s an odd duck, and because of that I think Jordin will be the next idol.
We are a finicky bunch we Americans when it comes to this kind of stuff. While we can, and have done the sympathy vote, when it comes down to it, we want talent, looks and class. Ya gotta play the crowd. And Jordin so far is the cream that has risen to the top. I could also see Blake as the next idol. He has all of what Jordin has but with a penis.
It’s kind of like writing. While readers say they want something different, they always go back to what works. It’s kind of frustrating for me. I’m finishing up the revisions for JADED right now. This story is by far the best I have written to date. My characters make me cry. I have so much emotionally invested in them that I feel their pain, their love, their passion and their bittersweet battle for what they so desperately want. To love and be loved. Unconditionally. But there are some very edgy parts to this love story. It hurts sometimes. Am I going to get slapped for that by readers? I thought about it a couple of times as I wrote Jase and Jade’s story. I shrugged it off. It’s their story not mine. It belongs to them and I think they will develop a huge cheering section along the way. This is a book I will enter in the RITA. This is a book I am so proud of, I feel like a gushing parent of a gifted child.
I feel the same way about my historical. The characters just came to life, and all I had to do was write what they told me. Isabel and Reegan are very special to me. The stars in my first historical. I can’t wait to finish their story. And the really good thing is, I’m ahead of my writing schedule right now. I had better be, JADED revisions aside, I have four more books to write this year. One of which is about half complete.
Speaking of books, my youngest daughter came over today and helped me get down and dirty in my office. We plowed through boxes and piles of stuff. I ended up with several boxes of books I’ve read. Someone suggested I donate them to the library, but I think I’m going to locate a local women’s shelter and see if they are interested.
What do you do with bags and boxes ‘o books you’ve read? Do you store them? Get rid of them? Recycle them? Donate them?