I enjoy finding out what each lead character's issues are as I read, too, so I can get swept up in their personal struggles and triumphs over adversity. Sometimes, they're messed up in the head- they were abused as a child and now they've got warped perspectives on life, or their parents died when they were young and they were bounced around foster homes, leaving them with attachment issues, or they have phobias developed in childhood that come out to haunt them as adults. Sometimes, they have to deal with physical challenges- they have a physical disability from a wartime injury, they were born deaf or blind or without a limb, they have a terminal disease.
Lately, I've been dealing with my own real-life issues that have greatly impacted my ability to sustain any kind of focus on the very activity that is my passion- writing romance novels. I can't even read them, as my mind is, shall we say is pre-occupied and scattered? I've been suffering from an as of yet diagnosed condition that has turned most food into my enemy. After some initial testing, I've had to eliminate what I'll call the TRIFECTA of the food world from my diet- all gluten, lactose and casein, soy, and refined sugars. Add to that list another 50 or so other foods, too.Yes, my concerned friends, I have an appointment with a specialist on January 19th. I can't wait!
It's been a great challenge, and has taken over my life in all aspects- the real world of living and working day to day, and my fiction world of writing romance. It's utterly impossible to be creative, to write even a sentence that I give a damn about. What does come out when I can think for a moment?Garbage. That's what comes out of me. I guess it's mirroring what's happening inside me. I'm removing the toxins from my body, and it's also leeching out of my brain!
THAT gave me an idea. Dear reader, please insert your tongue in cheek...
I'm gonna write a romantic suspense novel when I can think again, and the lead female character is going to be gluten, lactose/casein, soy, and sugar intolerant, but it will be a mystery issue. Her hero doctor is going to figure it out before it's too late and she withers away from lack of nutrition. He will introduce her to the world of gluten/dairy/soy free eating, and their romance, as well as her life, thrives. UNTIL ONE DAY... the villain shows up as the obsessed owner of an Italian restaurant she used to go to a couple times each week . He kidnaps and tortures her by making her eat pizza, stromboli, lasagna, fettucini alfredo, cannolies, and zeppolies. Will the hero doctor, be able to find her in time and save her from a painful death at the hands of a psychopath?
I have a working title: STUCK ON GLU
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I DO HAVE AN AWESOME ROMANTIC SUSPENSE NOVEL COMING OUT FEBRUARY 10TH- FINDING LOST. I WROTE IT LONG BEFORE THESE MYSTERIOUS FOOD ISSUES AROSE. YOU'LL FIND ITS LINK WHEN YOU CLICK ON DEENA'S BOOKS ABOVE.