Yesterday, while trying not to obsess over the submissions I sent off last week, I started outlining a new novel. The idea for the story crept into my mind in March, when I began planning a trip to
In preparation, I watched the movie classic Roman Holiday (for the zillionth time) and pushed my nose into travel guides every spare moment. I learned about the land of love, its magnificent countryside, cuisine, museums, basilicas, piazzas, and more. That's when it popped into my head... What a fabulous opportunity to write a romance!
Making sure to pack a journal, I plotted to document every Italian site, nuance, and flavor I encountered so I could implement them into my book. I was certain Italy was the perfect setting for this new romance to blossom.
The moment I stepped off the airplane at
Rome’s , the story began to take shape and the characters in my mind came alive… Fiumincino Airport
Now, two weeks later, a romance novel is born from a colorful imagination, fabulous memories, and a journal bursting with Italian treasures.
Molto emozionante! (Very exciting!)
~A Writer’s Hart