I've decided to give myself a bit of a challenge over the coming month. I've signed up for NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. It's not going to be easy but as I tend to write quite fast it should be just about doable.
I've already have an idea for a story in the back of my head. When I wrote Heaven Knows This Time I cast models and actors in the part of the characters and put them on a Pinterest board. I soon discovered that I wasn't the only author who did this, and even readers cast their crushes as the leading character in their favourite novels. I mean, just about everyone I know has an opinion on who should play Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades movie ;)
That gave me an idea for a story. Picture a 20 something single mum who writes erotic novels in her spare time. She drools over photographs of hot young men on the internet for inspiration for her steamy romances and she has a crush on one particular tall, dark handsome creature. He's the lead in her latest novel, she's built him up to be this strong, romantic, totally perfect man and he's gone beyond being just a character, she's completely obsessed with him. After a girls night in with her best friend (and a couple of bottles of wine) she sends him a message on Twitter, telling him he's the hero of her novel. The next day she's shocked when he replies!
I won't spoil the story, you'll have to wait until the end of November to read it.
If you want to learn more about NaNoWriMo visit the website - http://www.nanowrimo.org