We romance writers and readers love it when our heroines face all kinds of obstacles, though we writers have to balance that line between what’s funny and entertaining with what’s potentially believable. But then sometimes things happen in real life, and we all question if people would believe it if we put it into a book.
Like the week my hard drive died, my husband had a big scheduling snafu for a minor (ahem) medical procedure that had us scrambling for a week, and then I dropped a jar of molasses on my head. If I’d put that in a book, my heroine would’ve ended up seeking solace in the hero, where most likely one of them would have fallen out of bed mid-coitus and ended up with a concussion.
And then there was that time our credit card was compromised while SuperHubby was out of the country, my youngest brought home lice, and I dragged all three kids to a birthday party at a country club vaguely reminiscent of Kensington Palace, with my youngest barefoot, my middle with his finger stuck up his nose, and my oldest in muddy boots and his best holey jeans, because that’s what country boys wore.
Huh. Maybe this is why I write funny books. Life can be pretty amusing sometimes, can’t it?
Have you ever had a “nobody’s going to believe this” kind of week? Tell me about it!
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Jamie Farrell writes fun contemporary romances with quirky characters and lots of heart. She believes love, laughter, and bacon are the most powerful forces in the universe. A native Midwesterner, Jamie has lived in the South the majority of her adult life. When she’s not writing, she and her military hero husband are busy raising three hilariously unpredictable children.
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