Last spring (2007) while I was in the midst of edits for my full-length novel, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Your Wedding, I itched to write something new. Anyone who’s edited a large novel knows how insane it can be, and I just needed to get away from it for a bit. It hit me late at night while I was trying to get to sleep. So, I pulled out my PDA and began to compose right there in the dark into the device. That first night I started what became my latest release, Meeting Mr. Right Online.
Authors will tell you stories of their Muses taking over and practically writing their stories for them. This was one of those times. It was fun; it was exciting. It was a humorous, sarcastic tone filling my head as I composed. Soon I realized this would be chick-lit in style. The tone was too funny; the situations too calamitous. And all too soon it was finished. Through the entire escapade of only two weeks, I had finished the entire first manuscript as if I had been a vessel more so than the author. It was the story that wrote itself.
What’s a girl to do when she’s thirty-three and all her friends have started their lives and left her behind? Lucinda Kelley works for a local cable television show, assists her sister in her tumultuous relationships, and yearns for the day she can meet Mr. Right. All that seems to change when she meets Londoner Julian Crawford in an on-line tv chat room. Eight months later, via email he has become her best friend and closest confidant. Then one day the messages cease, and Lucinda feels lost until she makes a vow to end this infatuation with someone she has never met and move on to something real. When an alarming revelation is exposed, it could be Lucinda’s undoing or it might be exactly what she was looking for.
Good evening, this is Amber Heffernan reporting live for Channel 11 entertainment news outside the beautiful Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. In just a few minutes, the glamorous Lucinda Kelley will emerge with her new husband, that handsome British financier. This couple has been in the media limelight since they first started seeing each other almost six months ago, outshining all of the other popular Hollywood pairs. The bride was married today in a Vera Wang strapless scoop-neck wedding gown, and I’m told she looked absolutely stunning. When the couple exits the hotel, they will travel to JFK International Airport to board the family jet to Jamaica where the twosome plan to depart for a two week honeymoon. After that they will settle into their Malibu home in California where Lucinda produces her award winning television sitcom…
The computer beeped letting me know it had finally booted up, and there I was, daydreaming again. I really had to stop doing that. I clicked the button once more, hoping this time it would be there. I held my breath for the few seconds it took to check my email messages, feeling that depressed, empty sensation yet again when I didn’t see it. Rubbing my forehead, I closed my eyes. This was absolutely ridiculous. Why did I torture myself so?
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Cindy K. Green is a multi-published author with degrees in History and Education. Previously a middle school English & History teacher, she now homeschools her own children and writes in several genres: Inspirational, Contemporary, Suspense and Historical romance. Find out more about Cindy and her books at www.cindykgreen.com.