This will be the second Mother’s Day that’s passed since I wrote WEDNESDAY, what I’ve called my love letter to single moms–or any woman in need of a guilty pleasure mid-week! For those of you who haven’t read it, this book is a gritty tale about two former best friends who take solace in each other for a few hours every week. Each day they’d give themselves to those who needed them. Every day – except Wednesday. Wednesday, they’d take what they needed from each other.
Shortly after its release, WEDNESDAY became a #1 Amazon category bestseller and I continue to get notes from readers, which has been amazing! Next week, I’m thrilled to say, I’ll be able to share some news about this book baby!
But until then, I thought I’d share a blog post that I wrote for its release in 2014 and share a movie scene that was a huge source of inspiration.
- What inspired you to write WEDNESDAY?
I’m probably aging myself here, but my sister (who was a very young single mom at the time) LOVED the character George in the movie Erin Brockovich. I didn’t understand why she adored him so much, but for some reason our conversation about it stuck in my head. (See the “Numbers” scene from the movie at the end of this post – it is the best!).
Once I had my own child, his appeal made a lot more sense to me, and one day I just felt compelled to write a story about a young single mom who finds her prince. And what more could you offer a single mom than a sexy romp for a few hours every Wednesday with no strings attached?
- What were the challenges while writing this book?
Time is always a challenge. For me, I write better when I have long chunks of time to become transported to my character’s world, and finding those long blocks is difficult.
Self-doubt is another one. No matter how many books I write, it always rears its ugly head. Will anyone like this? Does anyone care? Am I good enough? In the end, I said, “To hell with it, I’m just going to write what’s real and true. I’m going to write it for me.”
- What is your favorite scene or was your favorite to write?
I love the library scene – for obvious reasons. Whew, that one is hot! I also love the interaction between Tristan and Cade.
- Is there anything you would like readers to take away after reading the book they may miss that you want to point out?
No. I never write a moral to the story or have a hidden agenda. I just want the reader to enjoy themselves. If they feel good after reading this story, I’m totally stoked!
And here’s that awesome movie scene I was telling you about…
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And to all the mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, and sisters, aunts, cousins, friends, I wish you the happiest of Mother’s Days!!