Sunday, June 24, 2012

The End

So, over a year ago, Jolene Perry and I wrote a collab together. It was our first of two and we had a blast writing it.

It went on submission and we had a talk with an editor we both really want to work with. Our chat with her sparked all sorts of ideas and we recently sat back down to do a heavy revision--pretty much a rewrite on the thing and this weekend we wrote THE END on the first draft.

Feels soooo good. I love the story and the characters and had a blast writing them... twice. I think this version is even stronger than the first and I can't wait to see what happens with it. Oh and did I mention for this book we got to PLAN A WEDDING?? How fun is that?

Collabs are a blast to write. It's so cool to get a chapter from her and then for my character to play off hers. It's like you never really know what's going to happen because her character can say or do one small thing that sparks an idea and then takes my character on a different path.

LOVE it.

Also! People always ask me about playlists for WHAT A BOY WANTS and WHAT A BOY NEEDS. I am so bad at that and don't usually listen to music when I write.

Well, one talk with Momo from Books Over Boys and Jessirae and they FOUND THE PERFECT SONG FOR JADEN AND PRISCILLA. I soooo love it. Here it is. What do you think?

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  1. Absolutely perfect. Jaden's perfect <3

  2. Yayayay, I haven't read about Jaden yet but I think it's perfect!

  3. It's perfect!!!


  4. omg i love it!! #Jaden

  5. Yay to you and Jolene!! I love your collabs, and the way your characters play off one another is brilliant. I know everyone will love Dylan and Ziah!
    Ugh, my computer is not letting me watch the video! I'm so excited that you guys found the perfect song, though! It brings everything to life. :)

  6. Beautiful and fitting. Touching, tender, and just the right shade of almost shy.

  7. Love Ed Sheeran, met him after a show in Denver in April. He is a great performer and really nice guy. The song is perfect for Jaden and Pris!

  8. I've heard a lot about this project and it sounds like so much fun. I told Jo it reminds me of Wedding Singer. Which I LOVED. And collabs are tons of fun.


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