by S.R. Grey
Publication date: September 7th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense
The day my life took an inevitable detour things got a little crazy.
My name is Essalin Brant, but everyone calls me Essa. I attend a small college in a tiny town, and in my twenty-two years of life I’ve never even traveled outside the state of Pennsylvania. You could say my life is pretty boring. I live by the rules. I’m a good girl and nothing exciting ever happens.
But that’s all about to change.
Enter Farren Shaw. Not only is he older and intimidating, but he’s more sure of himself than any 29-year-old man has a right to be. Did I mention that he’s drop-dead gorgeous? Well, he is. He also happens to be my best friend Haven’s brother. And I would be content with just fantasizing about Farren from afar, but when Haven suddenly goes missing, her gorgeous brother is the only one who believes me when I say she was abducted, even though all signs seem to suggest Haven left town willingly.
I know better, though. As does Farren. So when he asks me to accompany him to search for his sister, I accept.
That’s when the real adventure begins.
Our quest to find Haven takes us across the country. And throughout the time we spend together, I find myself falling for Farren . . . falling hard. He's everything I’ve ever wanted. But is he really someone I should fear?
Because aside from making me feel things I’ve never felt before, Farren is hiding something. Something big. What could this stunning man be keeping from me? And why? Is Haven’s disappearance somehow connected to his mysterious job?
All I know is that things are about to get real.
Welcome to the Inevitable Detour that has become my life.
Five Ways I Make Time to Write & My Process
by S.R. Grey
Ahh, now that is the million dollar question, right?
Finding time to write is not easy. With all of our busy lives and commitments, how are we supposed to have hours to while away at the desktop, laptop, or tablet? The answer is actually simple: Like everything else in life, you just make time to do it.
Here are some of the tactics I’ve found successful:
Start small. After that first grain of an idea comes to me (usually late at night when I can’t sleep), I often write down those early story concepts I’ve dreamt up on a scratch piece of paper. And then I sit with that for a day or two.
Outline. I don’t outline with rigorous detail, but I do like to write down how I think the story might go. Often this changes once I begin to actually write the novel, which leads me to my next point…
Take notes. That’s right, it’s just like being back in school. I keep pages and pages of notes on the stories I’ve written (and on the ones I’m writing). I find it helps keep the timeline in place. Plus, if you are writing a series, you’ll be happy you have those detailed notes to refer to when you start the next book(s).
Just do it. Just like the commercial says, sit your butt down and get to it. I’ve become pretty well disciplined. I treat writing like a job, where hours are set aside to work. And that means writing. No distractions, no wandering off to social media sites (lol). The time I set aside to write I do only that—write.
Stay on track. This is probably the most difficult to implement. It’s so easy to start a story and then abandon it for another idea. My advice: don’t do it. I stick with one story at a time. And I write almost every day now. Sometimes it may be for only a half an hour. But other days, I write for hours. In the end, it all adds up.
Final thoughts: Just remember every story starts with one word, one sentence, one paragraph, one page… You get the picture. If you stick with your plan, next thing you know you will have written a book.
S.R. Grey is an Amazon and Barnes & Noble Top 100 Bestselling author. She is the author of the popular New Adult novels I Stand Before You (Judge Me Not #1) and Never Doubt Me (Judge Me Not #2). Her newest novel, Inevitable Detour (Inevitability #1), is a wild ride combining the New Adult genre with elements of Romantic Suspense. She is also the author of the Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy. Ms. Grey's novels have appeared on Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists in multiple categories, including Amazon Top 30 and Barnes & Noble Top 5.
New novels slated for 2015 release dates are Just Let Me Love You (Judge Me Not #3), Inevitable Circumstances (Inevitability #2), and a New Adult novel to be revealed in the future.
Ms. Grey resides in Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, as well as an MBA. Her background is in business, but her true passion lies in writing. When not writing, Ms. Grey can be found reading, traveling, running, or cheering for her hometown sports teams.
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