Allen Saunders: Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.
Everyone knows that saying. You make all the best of plans, and then life slaps you upside the head. LOL
When the Main Street Authors decided to do a wedding boxed set this June I thought I would have no problem coming up with a story. Ha! Joke’s on me. I had not a single, solitary idea in my head. (not the first time that’s happened either) So, I decided to take an old story idea (DA protecting a witness), a character from Divorce, Interrupted (daughter, Michelle) and I would write a story. Um, no! It wasn’t happening and the deadline was approaching. Will write that story later.
Idea #2 – take an old story out of the mothballs and resurrect it for the boxed set. Great! Now we’re talking! Um, no! Accidentally in Love is a great story, but destined to be way bigger than the 15-25K we decided on for this set. Probably close to 40K when I get back to it.
Idea #3 – So, all out of ideas at the moment I turned to my best friend and asked if I could borrow her life for a story. I was very timid to ask, after all, this is her life we are talking about. She said YES!! This worked out great, because just the idea of using part of her life was enough to get the creative juices flowing. So…
Claire Woods and Jimmy Tyler were high-school sweethearts with a marriage proposal on prom night. Ten years later and they are no closer to the altar than that far away romantic night, thanks to Claire’s family. Traits run in families, divorce runs in Claire’s. Her parents have eight marriages and numerous divorces between them. And her siblings aren’t much better, with her twin, Corrine ready to walk down the aisle for marriage #5. But is she?
Jimmy Tyler has a plan and with the help of Claire’s siblings and family he may just get his reluctant bride surprised, ambushed, and to the church in time.
Weddings on Main Street by the Authors of Main Street is set to release
June 9th, 2014. Save the Date and hope to see you there.
I had a reluctant Groom. He didn’t want to get married before his 25th birthday. Our wedding was 2 days after his birthday. This June will be 26 years.