So, where did I leave off with Unlikely Venture…? Oh YES. Seeking beta readers. Edits are complete, I need to do my own final run through, and then it goes to beta so I can see if there are any major holes to fill. God I hope not…what are the odds that they will love it as much as I do???
I’ve been trying to watch last week’s episode of Nashville for a week now, but abc.com just started doing this annoying thing where it asks me to verify my cable provider before providing me with viewing access. Aha! Thought you got me ABC? Think again! I’ll just wait until Thursday to watch!!!! Would be helpful if I had the account information but that’s hubby’s department and he was off the grid. Sigh.
Nashville is one of my favorite shows. And one of the scenes in last week’s episode struck a chord with me. No pun intended, folks. I know there’s a lot of honky-tonk songwriting and singing, but I wasn’t intentionally trying to be funny right there. It just kind of happened. LOL.
Anyway, in a nutshell, (bear with me, non-fans) Scarlett needs Liam to help her produce an album. Liam is frustrated because Scarlett is singing songs that don’t accurately portray who and what she is. Since Liam’s an artist, he likes to dig deep…and do drugs…and drink. But he’s also brilliant and introspective.
She tries to defend her music and he presses her to see if there’s more to her than meets the eye. And golly gee, there IS. Which is great because she’s kind of annoying…they definitely need to spice her up a little bit. She needs a dark shadow.
So one of the key things Liam says is (and I’m paraphrasing here) inside every nice person is some damaged alter ego looking to claw its way out. Hmm.
I don’t think another soul has ever used the word “nice” to describe me. But you know what, I’m okay with that. I’m not running from demons, I don’t have any deep dark secrets, I’m not a tortured soul. It’s all out there in the open. You can take me or leave me. I’m colorful. =)
So long story short, please don’t be disappointed when none of my heroines turn out to be that sweet-as-pie, boring, baggage-less little Miss Perfect. I can only write what I know. =)
2 thoughts on “Maybe “Nice” Isn’t Such A Great Compliment After All??”
Hi Kristen, congratulations on your book. I like your writing style in the blogs and would love to be a beta reader for your book.
Thanks so much! Since it’s ready for publishing, I’m good right now on betas but maybe for my second book!