Definition: A gimme is one of those stories that almost writes itself. It falls fully formed into the writer’s mind and from there it’s a form of dictation, with the author transcribing what the mind has produced. A gimme is a rare and precious thing and in my 30 years of writing, I’ve only had one other. (Which turned into my bestselling series, The Tales of Perdition)
This book came to me after:
a) Learning that book 2 of my Christmas Collection would not be offered for sale on iBooks and Kobo and 3 other subscription services. After an intercession from author Marie Force Invitation to Christmas was given a second look and deemed to not have inappropriate content. Romance writers are an awesome group.
b) The results of the US election caused an uproar everywhere on social media. My head clattered with all the anger and dread and my creativity suffered while I struggled with the news about Invitation to Christmas. I discovered Candy Crush… (but enough about that)
c) I realized that I could best serve my own need to write by writing!
And so within minutes I had my gimme book.
Because Cade Devine and Karyn Beckwith had made appearances in both Invitation to Christmas and Not-So-Blue Christmas I already knew a lot about them.
I knew that between them they had five daughters and were single parents.I knew they lived in different countries.
I knew it would be crazy to try to get these two people together in a Christmas novella, so I had my title: One Crazy Christmas.
Within an hour I knew how I could get five girls to begin to bond with each other and Karyn and Cade.
And so, the clatter in my head has ceased, my thoughts are clear and for once this seat-of-her-pants writer has a plot or at least a series of events that need to happen to sort out One Crazy Christmas.
If you’d like to meet Karyn and Cade to see what I have to work with you can purchase Not-So-Blue Christmas (Book 1) and Invitation to Christmas (Book 2) from these online retailers: