Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Problem With Crazy (has there ever been a more appropriate title on this blog?)


The problem with crazy is that crazy, by itself, has no context. It can be good crazy, bad crazy . . . or crazy crazy—like it was when my ex-boyfriend sung about me on the radio.

Eighteen-year-old Kate couldn’t be more excited about finishing high school and spending the summer on tour with her boyfriend's band. Her dad showing up drunk at graduation, however, is not exactly kicking things off on the right foot—and that’s before she finds out about his mystery illness, certain to end in death.

A mystery illness she is likely to inherit.

When your whole life goes from adventure and ecstasy to sad and suicidal, what’s the point? Not knowing who to love, and who to trust . . . where does it end?

The Problem With Crazy is a story about love and life; about overcoming obstacles, choosing to trust, and learning how to make the choices that will change your life forever.



The Time To Write

When it comes to writing a book, I had a lot of people say to me ‘Wow! I’d love to have done that.’ So far, so good, right? But then comes the kicker: ‘If only I had the time.’

This often makes me a little riled up, because that’s just the thing about writing a book, as anyone who has written one will tell you: there is no such thing as time to write a book. Okay, maybe if you’re a super successful do-this-for-a-full-time-job kind of author. Then your time to write a book is during working hours, but even so, with blog tours, real tours, signings and the likes, I’d imagine it’d get tricky.

That’s my point, in case you haven’t figured it out. There is no time. Time is really tricky to find; it’s hiding under a rock in your garden, ignoring you when you call its name. As a result of this elusive beast, I wrote my book:
  • On the train
  • In my lunch break
  • At the doctor’s surgery
  • I dictated ideas while cleaning the house
  • I typed notes on my phone while walking the dogs
  • I wrote a few witty (hopefully!) lines of dialogue while waiting in line at the supermarket

As you can see, I have no secret source of time. And neither do any other authors I know of. So, if you have a hankering to, get out there and write! Put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, and scribble down a few ideas. Because if I can do it, you sure can.

Your blog hop clue is: KATE


Lauren K. McKellar is an author and editor. Her debut novel, Finding Home, was released through Escape Publishing on October 1, 2013, and her second release, NA Contemporary Romance The Problem With Crazy, is self-published, and is available now. 

As well as being a magazine editor for a national audited publication on pet care, Lauren works as a freelance editor for independent authors, and was a Runner Up Editor of the Year in the Publishers Australia awards in 2013. 

Lauren is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia and is obsessed with words--she likes the way they work.

She lives on the Central Coast of New South Wales with her fiance and their two super-cute puppies.

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