Thursday, May 09, 2013

Love and Marriage and All That Madness by Kitty Bucholtz

It's funny how many accidents create ah-ha moments. What would we do without penicillin and Post-It notes?

I've been trying to figure out for two years how to write interesting, entertaining blog posts that are similar enough to my book-writing style to encourage blog readers to become book readers. Then last month I had an ah-ha moment.

I'd written a funny article for the OCC RWA newsletter encouraging people to sign up to enter or judge the Orange Rose Contest for Unpublished Writers. Then I wrote a funny guest post on Louisa Bacio's blog about How Hotel Sex Turned Me Into a Romantic Comedy Writer. I mentioned to several people that I love writing this kind of silly fun article, but I didn't have an outlet for it anymore.

D'oh! Yes, I did! Um, blog, sitting there, waiting for me to be brilliant!

So this week I started a new column on Mondays called Marriage Madness. Since I write stories with fun romances in them, and since Sunday was my (gasp!) 23rd wedding anniversary, it seemed like I'd finally found an interesting and entertaining topic that might lead my blog readers to my books.

Whether my tactic will work remains to be seen. But I'm having such fun writing about all the good, bad, and hilarious things that I've seen in marriage! Coming up will be the "tornadoes in trailer parks" story, the "will she walk into that light pole" story, the "65 days of no cooking" story, the "how to never argue" story, and many more.

If you've met my husband, John, you'll understand in about a minute and a half why I write romances - and why all my heroes are tall, dark, and sexy - I mean, handsome! ;) And if you haven't met him yet, you'll feel you know him pretty quickly when you read about his shenanigans.

If you like reading fun, romantic stories, stop by Marriage Madness every Monday. And if you're a writer trying to figure out how to write blog posts your potential book readers would be interested in...well, I suggest you look for something to trip over. ;)


Kitty Bucholtz decided to combine her undergraduate degree in business, her years of experience in accounting and finance, and her graduate degree in creative writing to become a writer-turned-independent-publisher. Her first novel, Little Miss Lovesick, is now available in print and ebook format. Her next novel, Unexpected Superhero, will be released May/June 2013, followed by Love at the Fluff and Fold this summer. Her short stories can be found in the anthologies Romancing the Pages and Moonlit Encounters, available in both print and ebook formats.