Even after writing ten books, I still imagine that the process goes something like this: I sit down, words flow, and I write outrageous quantities of perfectly clean prose in the minimal amount of time. Ha. Ha. Ha. Here’s a behind the scenes look from the first line to the finished product.
The original first chapter of What a Wallflower Wants.
There were two possible prologues for Wallflower Gone Wild. This is one of them!
I adore this little scene with Emma, Olivia and Prudence trying to decide what to pack for a house party where one is faking an engagement with a duke in order to be named heir to a fortune. I mean really, what do you wear in that situation? Alas, this scene didn’t make it in the final version of the book, but here it is for your amusement!
This little scene of Emma, Olivia and Prudence cutting class at Lady Penelope’s school appears as a flashback in What a Wallflower Wants. No spoilers here…just thought everyone would like a peek at the girls before they hit the ton!
The true, behind the scenes story of how my readers and I came up with the fabulous title for my third Wallflower novel…
I am one of those authors who read reviews. I’m just so curious about what people think of the story I created. The problem is that it’s considered poor etiquette to reply to a reviewer, and it’s impossible to address their concerns in a revised version. Except it isn’t. Here’s the story of how and why I revised my novella, Seducing the Single Lady