So, I’m in the final stages of prepping the second novel in the Country James series of Montana Love Story books. The interesting thing about this book for me is that I literally laughed out loud writing parts of it. But, when I look at the book from an outsider’s eyes, I know very few are going to have the same reaction. Very few will “get it”, because you have to know the culture – have lived it – to understand. You have to know the people to grasp their reaction to something. Even re-reading the book over and over as I go through to add and subtract little things, I still find myself laughing so hard I have to stop to catch my breath. Too bad I can’t let you in on the humor. But, that’s the way of things.
The other thing that strikes me about this novel is that even fewer will understand the underpinnings and subtle signifiers. That doesn’t matter. The story still holds as a straight-forward tale. But, all in all, though I planned to write something purely linear, purely entertaining, I didn’t. I wrote myself…which, admittedly, is sometimes a bit wickedly warped…with no apology. At least it’s in simple, straight-forward language. 😀