Best Ah-Ha Moment When Writing
As a pantser, and for those of you who do not speak Romance Author that means that I do not plot my books ahead of time but write them by the ‘seat of my pants,’ I have a ton of a-ha moments in my writing. (A caveat with this, when writing a series I always have an idea of how a series needs to move so I don’t create a series that goes nowhere.)
But back to the topic at hand. It’s hard for me to pinpoint my best a-ha moment because I have so many of them so
I’ll pick out one I had in Love Beyond Sight. In Sight, I started out the book knowing that Samuel wasn’t going to want Eden to see him because of the injury to his face. I didn’t, however, know how we would get that to change.
Then I had my a-ha moment. It came to me. I was so excited. It was like the first three books opened up for me and showed me how they had all led to that plot point.
But, I can’t tell you what it was because…I want you to read the book. Let’s just say that the second that a-ha moment happens it makes all the struggle worth it.
Or can it?
Samuel Quinn was horribly disfigured by the demon when he was a child. He can't stand looking at himself and does not want Eden to see him. Luckily, his powers allow him to hide himself using other people's features as his own. But when Eden needs him, Samuel will have to step forward to save her even if he can never let her see the real him.
Can there be love without sight? Or will the demon finally have them all just where he wants them?
I’m alone in the house.
Eden Roan swallowed away the lump in her throat. Why hadn’t she known everyone was leaving? Her heart rate picked up, thumping hard against her ribcage. She hadn’t been alone in six months. Not since Charma and Marina had found her, nearly comatose, locked up in a mental institution in New Jersey.
She swung around calling out into the living. “Hello? Anyone here?”
Even as she called out, she knew she need not have bothered. No one was home. She could feel the emptiness around her. Loneliness assaulted her soul and she nearly doubled over from the feeling before she pulled herself
together. Wow. She was being really, really ridiculous.
It didn’t mean anything that everyone had left and no one had said goodbye. Probably, they didn’t mean to all
leave. Each one must have thought someone else remained in the house. No way, no how would she be left, by
herself, in their huge house on their private island in Maine.
Except that it was December and getting back and forth from the island in the middle of winter took advanced planning. They would have all have had to board the boat at the same time. Marina would have had to spell cast the water to keep it calm…
No, there was something terribly wrong. She took off at a run. Her large, sturdy feet bracing her body for the
run she made down the hall. Sebastian, the demon, must have gotten to them. They were all dead. That was the only explanation.
“I’ve got your mind, Eden.” She heard the voice of the demon resonate through the halls of the too empty house. Even though she had personally never spoken with him before, she had no doubt he was who tormented her now. “I’ve killed the others and now I’ll spend eternity torturing you with just what I want you to see.”
As a teenager, Rebecca Royce would hide in her room to read her favorite romance novels when she was supposed to be doing her homework. She hopes, these days, that her parents think it was well worth it.
Rebecca is the mother of three adorable boys and is fortunate to be married to her best friend. They live in northern New Jersey and try not to freeze too badly during the winter months.
She's in love with science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal and tries to use all of these elements in her writing. She's been told she's a little bloodthirsty so she hopes that when you read her work you'll enjoy the action packed ride that always ends in romance. Rebecca loves to write series because she loves to see characters develop over time and it always makes her happy to see her favorite characters make guest appearances in other books.
In Rebecca Royce's world anything is possible, anything can happen, and you should suspect that it will.
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