1. marcykennedy
    April 30, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    I think being true to ourselves is always essential. If we’ve written the ending we know if right, we can rest confident in our books. If we don’t, we’ll always be hesitating when someone asks us about them, and I think even the reader will feel that hesitation when they read it.


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      April 30, 2012 @ 9:30 pm

      I think you’re right, Marcy. I’ve never really been one to cave in to what others want (well, my kids being the exception to that sometimes), so that’s been pretty easy for me to maintain with my writing. There were a couple of moments with Enza where I actually considered changing one key scene…after a beta reader who had loved the book until then changed their mind and now hates it.

      But after some soul-searching, I knew I couldn’t so, right or wrong, there it is.


  2. Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
    April 28, 2012 @ 12:27 am

    I just posted Saturday’s link for the tour and this is the quote that came up: “If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. Tennessee Williams”

    Very appropriate for today’s subject. 🙂


  3. Debra Kristi
    April 27, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    I hear Louise on that. My life gets in the way soo much. I have the hardest time. Ugh! But yes, be true to yourself. Charles made me chuckle. And that didn’t sound silly at all. My stories choose me and I just go along for the ride.


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      April 28, 2012 @ 12:07 am

      Oops…I meant to mention this in my reply to Louise but YES. Life does have a way of spoiling fun. Same thing with bills. I could spend more money on other things that would bring me more pleasure…if I didn’t like having a roof over my head…and all of the other essentials. 🙂

      That’s kind of how I feel, Debra. Sometimes I really want to write about a subject that sounds interesting…but it’s missing something. Then other times…it just works.


  4. Louise Behiel
    April 27, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    I’m just getting into the story and had trouble putting it down to go to bed last night. My life interferes with my fun. darn and double darn.

    I think we have to be true to ourselves as writers. It’s the only way I can sleep at night.


    • Kristy K. James...Living, Loving, Laughing
      April 28, 2012 @ 12:04 am

      I’m glad to hear that, Louise. So far most of the feedback has been great, but there are a couple of people who didn’t like it. And I’m okay with that. 🙂

      And I’m with you and Debra…which is a good thing. I proved in drama class that I’m no actress, so I might as well just be me-in every area of my life. It’s what I’m best at. 🙂


  5. Charles Hicks-Moore
    April 27, 2012 @ 12:40 am

    Be true to your school! Er, self. Yeah, that’s the ticket!


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