I am no good at blogging. There are not enough hours in the day for everything I have to do at the moment, so things like this fall by the wayside.
I am also at 76000 words for Taking Chances tonight. There is still more story to come and I am working hard to get through it all.
Lauren and Ethan's story is beautiful, and it's sad. It's hard work because the situation they find themselves in means the dynamics switch in the relationship and they are both very different people to what I thought they were.
For Lauren, it's about learning that she has someone to lean on who isn't going anywhere. For Ethan, it's about learning when to take control of the situation, and the help Lauren needs to cope.
It's the love story of two people who are just meant to be. The getting there is the hard part.
They are taking me on their journey which has uncovered so much more about them than I ever knew, and I had a fairly solid vision in my head for them when I wrote Another Chance.
This is not Another Chance part two. This is so very different. So, I hope when the time comes that you like it!
I posted some of this on Facebook a while back, but here is an unedited excerpt. Some of you may recognise the timing for this. ;)
“Hey, you two,” said Cassie brightly, getting up to bring more food to the table. “Good Morning,” Lauren said, looking around the room for someone to be surprised at Ethan’s presence. They all kept eating.
She glanced at Ethan. From the expression on his face, he’d been expecting the same. Lauren followed Cassie to offer her help.
“I’ve cooked bacon, eggs and toast. I’ll just put some more on for you two.”
“You’re not surprised Ethan stayed with me.”
Cassie turned to look at her, shaking her head. “I came in to see if you wanted breakfast this morning. You were otherwise engaged.”
Lauren felt the blush creep up her face. “You saw us?”
“I saw Ethan. Figured you were under him.”
Lauren slapped Cassie on the arm. “You never said anything.”
“What was I supposed to say? Please stop having sex for a moment so I can find out what you want for breakfast?”
Ariadne Wayne is the pen name of an overworked, often exhausted mother of two who frequently turns to the internet for relaxation. It doesn't always work...