Writing in Someone Else’s Backyard
You know how people always say “the grass is greener on the other side?” Well, it’s true if you are talking about my lawn. I have the saddest almost-brown-grass on the entire block. Mostly because I simply can’t bring myself to stand outside and water it regularly, but partly because the previous owners managed to grow weeds instead of grass in most areas. I don’t think they are usually referring to real grass though.
When I first thought about writing for the Honey Creek line of books, I thought it might be easier than writing my own world. The town is already built, it already has a specific feeling, and I don’t have to think up names for streets or restaurants. Perfect, no?
No. When you join a set town, you have to think a lot about how your story fits on. Are they engaging in activities that town has to offer? Do they fit in with the rest of the people and stories? It’s a lot more to think about than when you create your own world. Plus, it is much harder to remember things I didn’t come up with myself. I have to refer to the cheat sheet constantly.
So why do it? Why not simply write my own world and sell that instead? I kind of love Honey Creek, Ohio. I live just over the Ohio border in Pennsylvania and I feel a bit of a connection to the area. It’s a little like stopping off to play in a place that resembles home.
All the Honey Creek authors hope you feel at home in our little town too. Why not stop by and hang out with us! We blog regularly atwww.HoneyCreekBooks.com.
Alright, time for the fun part. I’m having a large giveaway as part of my blog tour. Comments on each of the stops will count as an entry in the contest. Winners will be drawn on August 1st and will receive a gift basket from me complete with some book swag, bath products, and honey. For more details (and chances to enter), you can visit my blog (http://www.authormaggiegreene.com). Please make sure you leave an email address.
A Honey Creek Sweet Romance
Kiersten Hart left Honey Creek the minute she graduated high school and never looked back. When her sister Jeanine is widowed and left to raise two children alone, Kiersten moves back on a temporary basis. When Charles steps in and sweeps her off her feet, she has to decide if the wounds from her childhood can be mended.
After his wife died, Charles Webber swore he’d never love anyone again. He buried himself in his work and didn’t look up until he found out his son was sick. Moving to Honey Creek was supposed to make things easier. Kiersten does little to help keep things simple. Though he is taken with her, he soon realizes the casual relationship they agreed on is turning serious. As their expiration date approaches, Charles must decide if Kiersten is worth the risk.
Available from Turquoise Morning Press: http://www.turquoisemorningpressbookstore.com/products/nursing-second-chances-honey-creek-sweet-romance
Maggie Greene has often been described as having an overactive imagination. She’s not convinced this is true, but does seem to spend a lot of her time daydreaming up ways to make her characters fall in love. When she’s not buried in a pile of books or typing away on her computer, she’s living out her very own happily-ever-after with a very patient husband and a demanding cat.Maggie loves to hear from readers. You can contact her at email@example.com, through her website www.authormaggiegreene.com or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/AuthorMaggieGreene.