As you know the first thing that seems to slip when I'm under a deadline is my blog. I'm trying to post at least once a week but missed last weekend because I helping my sister celebrate her birthday!
We didn't go far, to Grand Falls Casino to attend a Mark Lindsay concert. Ladies, do you remember him? My sister had a HUGE crush on him back in the sixties and brought every teen magazine he was in. Now, I liked him too but secretly. See if my sister liked a teen idol, then her rule was I couldn't crush on them too. Older Sisters!
However, I had my share of 'teenie boper' crushes, Donny Osmond, Tony DeFranco and Shawn Cassidy to name a few. I was lucky enough to get to see Donny & Marie's show in Vegas roughly five year ago and considered it a dream come true.
So what does all of that have to do with writing? Well, I've been married for over thirty years and that giddy, jittery feeling when I see my husband wore off long ago. So, when I'm writing a scene with the blush of new love, I channel the small town girl from thirty-five years and how she felt when her current 'crush' came on television or a song played on the radio.
What singer/star did you have a teenaged crush on?
P.S. I received some exciting news from my agent last night. It's too early to release it publically but I'll keep you posted!