Monday, April 25, 2016

The Best Thing That Could Have Happened

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Getting told by a celebrity that I couldn't use his name or likeness in my story is possibly the best thing to happen to my story. I was very upset at first, but I've moved past that. The story shall go on, in a completely fictionalized form. Now I don't have to worry about writing anything insulting or that may come across as painting a real individual in a negative light, because the main character's idol is fictional and therefore I can have her do and say whatever she wants about him. Teenyboppers aren't always very nice, even when they "love" someone. I know this from experience.

So I have been going back through the story I have written so far and changing things here and there, and writing new material, and it is still fun, although different than what I originally envisioned. Oh well, that happens with most storiesthe story you originally think you're going to tell doesn't always end up being the one you actually write. Sometimes, characters and stories take on a life of their own.

I'm just happy to be working on a new novel, one that is fun and not dark and gloomy (like some of my stories are.) It's been a blast, and I hope it continues to be so. Working on this book has reminded me why I love to write. I can't wait to let you guys read it.

~S.B.~

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