Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Word that Can't Be Said
Problem is, I can't see, read, talk or even listen to stories involving blood without getting squeamish. To illustrate just how bad it is, a few weeks ago I attempted reading a Magic School Bus book to one of my kids. One of the students in the story had a cut and the class shrank in size, as they do, and went to explore her veins. I made it only a few pages before I had to stop reading the book altogether. It was making me sick just reading the scientific information about veins out loud!
Needless to say, it was a big feat for me to even describe blood in my book. There's a scene where the heroine cuts her hand with a pair of scissors, and boy did it take great courage to "write" about even a little blood. Maybe I'm getting better, because a later scene with some references to blood weren't as tough to write.
Then again, this whole post has me squirming over the topic! :)
Are you as squeamish as me?
- Stacy Henrie
- I'm a stay-at-home mom to three kids and an author of inspirational historical romance. I love laughing with my family, reading, interior decorating, and chocolate.
Lady Outlaw, published by Harlequin Love Inspired Historical in 2012, is my first novel.
I am represented by Jessica Alvarez of BookEnds, LLC.
No one would ever imagine a fresh-faced young woman could be robbing stage bandits of their ill-gotten fortunes. But Jennie Jones is desperate to save her family's ranch from foreclosure. And the risks seem worth it, until her upright new ranch hand offers a glimpse of how much is really at stake.
Former bounty hunter Caleb Johnson is ready for a new, clean start. With a woman like Jennie, he could build a future there in Utah territory. But only if his gentle faith can guide her in a choice between the land she's fought so hard to save and a future by his side.
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I blog on Wednesdays - about life, motherhood, writing or my recommendations for inspirational romance books.