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Monday, May 2, 2011

Majorca Flats -- 108


Amantha?”
Yes.”
It was Pete's idea. We'd started writing it before he got sick, and he insisted I continue while it … while it was all happening. And then … after …. it was a distraction. It took my mind off losing Pete. I worked like a demon, all day, all hours, and before I knew it, I'd written the first three novels starring Lord Jedediah de Balencourt. Het romance with a bit of explicit hot stuff thrown in. The first was a moderate success, the second went even better, and now they are all best sellers.”
He paused for a moment and sipped his wine. “Help yourself, by the way. I can rattle on for hours, and you'd starve to death meanwhile.”
I've never met a successful author before,” said Jason helping himself to some pasta and some of the salad.
Jason snorted. “Author? I suppose, technically. But really it's a job, like any other. I know what sells, I churn out one Lord Balencourt novel a year, and I have lots of free time once I've finished the latest.”

[Image from Wikipedia article on regency romances]


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