They say the first step is always the hardest, and I think it applies to all aspects of life including writing a romance novella.
Readers often presume that writers of contemporary romance novellas compose stories based on themselves. Like our Romance Writing Class teacher Mina Esguerra, I don’t. I also do not base my stories on a particular person. The idea just pop into my mind, and the only way to feed my imagination is to write it.
The plot that I used for my writing class just came two days before the group’s first meet-up. I couldn’t remember how it came; I guess I just woke up one day and decided to write about blind dates, puppy loves and weddings. It was tough when I started developing the premise because I have absolutely no idea what to do with.. well, my idea. But later on I learned it would be exciting to write about our first crushes or first loves in elementary school. Everybody has one, right?
As for the blind date thing, I don’t know why I just wanted to write about it. But I felt it would be fun exploring it since I’ve never been on one. The wedding thing is obvious. I just got married late last year and I want to use the knowledge of preparing a wedding as an advantage to writing the novella since we only have three to four months to finish it.
So here it is! The book description of my novella. The title came just as I was having a hard time sleeping due to “evening sickness.” At least I’m thankful pregnancy symptoms help.
Blast From Two Pasts
Fate’s been playing tricks on Cara Nicolas lately. She agrees to go on a blind date with her best friend’s fiance’s cousin, only to discover that the guy is her first love from elementary school, Lucas Lobregat. Now that would have been a charming story, except that the date turns out to be one of the worst ever. And they can’t even pretend it never happened, because they’re both suddenly part of the wedding preparations.
Just as she is starting to get to know more about the boy she used to love, Oliver Sta. Maria, an old flame who owes her some closure, surprisingly shows up. With two pasts resurfacing, which will Cara choose to rekindle? Or will she ever choose at all?
Hope you like it! 🙂