So one of the things I realized in Vegas was that I think after Alexis I receive the most hate mail.
Seriously, I’ve gotten like 10 nastygrams in the last three months I think. Some of them are like one line and some of them are like paragraphs.
I was having drinks with Paige at the strip club (this is the night that Alexis was like “Oh no I looooove IT Guy and miss him so much”).
We were at the bar and I was drinking an apple martini with Paige because even though we were at the strip club and having fun we wanted to have a little powwow about our series that we’re writing together.
If you haven’t checked it out, it’s the Writing Love series with The Write Stuff as book 1 and Love in Review as book 2.
But at this time, we didn’t have an idea what book 2 was going to be about.
So this is how the conversation went:
Paige: We could do a book about cover models and the authors that write the stories.
Natalie: Yeah, but Alexis has already done that in 24 Inches.
Paige: Right. This is hard. Especially when you’ve been drinking. Also have you seen the boobs on that girl?
Natalie: They’re fake I think. See how they don’t really move. They just are…there.
Paige: Are your boobs real?
Natalie: No, they’re fake too. I actually used to be a stripper during college. It’s how I paid my way through.
Paige: That’s so awesome! We should write about that.
Natalie: Yeah, except the series is about publishing and the bad boys and alpha females that run it.
Paige: We’re alpha females, right?
Natalie: We should be babe, with all the hate mail I’ve gotten.
Paige: Oh no! Did you get something else today?
Natalie: Sigh. No. Yesterday. Someone told me I’m no good and I should just give up trying to write and drop out of the store and that the idea of the NAP store is dumb and I’m a moron for even trying to not publish on Amazon.
Paige: Wow. And you’re sure its not HotDoctor?
Natalie: No it’s not him. I would know. He writes like a doctor. I don’t know if that makes sense.
Alexis: (Running by) I MISS IT GUY!
Paige: Okay that was random (looking at Alexis). Are we sure she’s okay?
Natalie: She just misses her dude. Love is a powerful thing.
Paige: Wait. What about if a hater fell in love with an author?
Natalie: Oh. My. God.
Paige: Right? What if someone wrote mean things about the author but then they fell in love?!
Natalie: That’s genius! But let’s make the hater the heroine and the dude is the author.
Paige: And then they can (starts to whisper)
Natalie: Oh! And we can have (starts to whisper)
Both girls: (whisper whisper whisper)
We’re whispering because I don’t want to give away spoilers. But that’s exactly what we did. We took the haters. And used them. to write a book. Hahahaha. Take that haters!
And that’s book 2 of the Writing Love series!