It's funny how my thoughts and motivations change over time. I'm back rewriting sections of Awakening Olivia North for the following reasons...
I think Olivia is first and foremost a love story, and a very good one. I think in trying to incorporate erotic lovemaking throughout the book, I ended up with a story torn between a beautiful romance and one that was at the same time trying to appeal to a more narrow audience who may normallly only read comtemporary erotic sex novels. I was struck by one review I received in which somone I respected poited this out to me and commented the latter chapters of the book contained somewhat repetative sex scenes that may not only detract from the overall feel of the book, but may in fact turn off the audience who would otherwise be attracted to the tender romance and reawakening of Olivia's sense of self as her realtionship with Andrew progresses.
Also, each time I read sections of the story, I feel I can improve my writing. Awakening Olivia North is a constant work in progress, and I make no apologies for that. I hope to have the revisions completed within this month and will keep you posted.
What better way to celebrate a sunny Saturday morning than with a Volkswagen pic. Enjoy and I wish everyone a lovely weekend.
Good morning everyone. It is a new day, a new week, and yet another opportunity to smile and make the world a better place. I'm yet to meet a happy or contented pessimist, so may you have a wonderfully positive day, and remember, life is up to you. Take it, embrace it, and make it yours.
My dear stepfather celebrated his 90th birthday today. He came home from his aged care home for the day and shared a lovely birthday with his family. This man still works a few hours every day on his laptop compiling his familty tree... to date he has something like 40,000 records on his tree file and he has written a number of books about his home town and his family's sawmilling business. My hat goes off to him for being such a kind and loving soul. I wish him many more birthdays.