Sunday, June 14, 2015

When the story makes you uncomfortable, you're doing something right

I've been working on a story for two years.
Since I've started this book —Fighting Back—I've written other books. But this story makes me feel sticky, hurt and excited.

Cynthia Rose is a victim and a hero. She falls in love with the very cop who arrested her after she killed the men who violated her.

Of course, her parents aren't happy about this relationship. And then there are people in Union County who want Cynthia behind bars.

Dealing with race, love and murder is hard. Writing this story, I have to stay away from stereotypes and tell a compelling story. I've started and stopped. Drank and written some utter bullshit, deleted and wrote some more.

But Cynthia Rose is going to fight back and I'm going to finish this story.
See, I've stepped out of my comfort zone and when writers do that the results are often awesome.

Cynthia has been haunting my dreams, it's time to get busy!

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