|My debut novel 'No Matter What'|
And that's two years worth of work out there that is. Two years of thinking and creating and wondering if that plot was good enough or those characters were real enough. Two years of blood, sweat and tears. Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating slightly now with that last bit. I mean, I was writing books not fighting a war, but it was still hard work because to put those books out there is like sending my kids (if I had any!) out in the big wide world to be criticised and commented on but, hopefully, eventually loved!
So, if you want your romance centred in the world of Hollywood, or you'd prefer it more lighthearted and with a bit more humour, or even if you want some edgy, rock 'n' roll romance in the world of rock bands and roadies, then I appear to have written a book just for you! I'm good like that!!
So, with the past two years worth of work now out there, it's time to go back to the start, begin again, so to speak. It's time to write that fourth novel, although, to be honest, I'm already 164 pages in with that one. And it's going well, infact, I'm fair flying with it! And if I wasn't writing this blog post I'd be writing a bit more of it but I figured I hadn't posted anything here for a few days so it was time to make an appearence and let you know - should you be interested - what's going on with me right now.
|'Too Much Trouble in Paradise' - My foray into Chick Lit|
So, that's what I'm up to right now. And that fourth book just happens to be the follow up to my debut novel, 'No Matter What', so I'm revisiting characters I absolutely love, thrusting them all once again into another set of complicated situations in the glamorous and sexy world in which they all reside. And I'm loving it! I get to spend my days with hot men and beautiful women, what isn't there to love? I'm creating worlds that will hopefully take you, the readers, away from it all to another place for just a little while, where you can live like a movie actress or roll with the rock stars! It's total, pure fantasy, but those are the kind of books I love reading - and the kind of books I love writing. I just hope that, for some of you, they're the kind of books you like too.
|My latest novel - An edgy rock 'n' roll romance!|
if you like that kind of stuff (and I LOVE it!) then you might just like what I write. I'm not the lovely Jackie by any means, but she's probably my biggest influence as far as writing is concerned and if I could have just half her talent I'd be one very happy lady!
My novels are never going to challenge anyone for The Booker Prize, and I'm not going to go down in literary history like Dylan Thomas or The Brontes. But what I aim to achieve is to write stories that people enjoy, and create characters that people actually feel something about - be that love, hate, whatever. If anyone feels anything for any character I create then I've done my job as far as I'm concerned. I've achieved what I set out to do.
So, with all of that explained, and the first draft of a new book already well on the way to being completed, I'll pop off and get a bit more of that written. Thanks for listening to today's ramblings. Your visits here are always appreciated, believe me. :-)
If you'd like to find out more about any of my books, visit my second blog Michelle Betham: Author- It's All About The Books for everything from sample chapters to reviews, or check out the links to the Amazon pages of all my books down the right hand side of this blog.