What do I do when writers block plagues me? It’s a question I am asked often by friends and fans who can’t imagine having to write more than a grocery list or personalization on a greeting card. “How do you come up with all that?” They want to know.
Well friends, I will share my secret. I listen to country music and look through the photos I have saved in boards I create for my WIP (work in progress) on Pinterest.
Here’s the link so you can check it out for yourself. https://www.pinterest.com/LRobbins_Author/
If the sexy guys and gals, images of love and laughter, quotes about hope, love and second chances aren’t enough to get me typing again I ask Alexa to play me some Country Music.
Not exactly the kind my grandma and grandpa used to play. (Yes, I know the correct lyrics are ‘Mountain Music.’) My grandparents were all European immigrants and wouldn’t have known country music if it bit ‘em in the butt. My Grandma Elsie knew one song in Hungarian and hummed it endlessly. Did I ever tell you about the time as a young girl I was sleeping over their house and accidently ran into the bathroom without knocking to discover Grandma giving Poppa a bath? Yes, later on I was kind of freaked out to discover those afternoon baths were practically legendary in our family, everyone had heard of Grandma’s naughty pleasure of bathing her man.
If you have been reading my blogs from the beginning, you know this is the same grandma, Elsie, that got me hooked reading Harlequins as a teenager! But yikes, after opening that door without knocking, I was scarred for years. Today, I’m a total shower girl and honestly, is it any wonder why?
Why country music you may ask. It never fails, once I turn on a good station and the words of a love song flow around me, I can’t help but imagine it’s the strong arms of a lover singing his heart out to me. The emotions pull at my heart strings and more often than not my eyes tear up. I figure if it touches me so, those emotions will come out in my writing.
So far its working, Book three is releasing mid-April and according to your letters and reviews the romance is capturing your hearts as well.
Thanks so much for reading, I love hearing from you and appreciate your sharing my books with your friends. Social media has become so mired down lately with current events, it always lifts my spirits to see a post about a great new romance novel! I hope you will share my posts and help pass the love around.
Happy Passover and Easter to all those who observe, even if your just in it for the chocolate! Something both celebrations share in abundance!