Life in the Midst of Writing a Novelization
We are two weeks away from release day for the novelization of Moms’ Night Out, available April 22!
People ask me how books are written. Well . . . the novelization for Moms’ Night Out was written as I sat in the front of a twelve-passenger van WITH my whole family inside, as we headed for a research trip to Amish country and Disneyworld!
No, I don’t normally write books from the front seat of a twelve-passenger van. (I have written books on other long trips before!) But for Christmas, we decided that instead of giving everyone a ton of gifts, we’d go to Disneyworld. EVERYONE meant:
- My married son, my lovely daughter-in-law, and my two grandkids ages two and four months,
- My missionary daughter, on home for Christmas from the Czech Republic,
- My college-age son,
- Our three little kids ages six, three, and three at the time,
- My husband and me!
Yes, you have that right . . . I wrote a book about being an overwhelmed mom while driving twenty hours in a van with FIVE children ages six and under! Why this worked:
- I didn’t have to be “in the mood” for the book. I was an overwhelmed mom!
- I was in the front seat. And I put in my earbuds to watch the movie. (Peace!)
- I didn’t have to worry about the dishes, laundry, dog, my Grandma, cooking dinner, getting the mail, going to the store, putting away decorations.
- It is an amazing movie and so FUN!
If I were to write a movie about our trip, there were a few “scenes” that stood out:
Find out what scenes I’d write a movie about from our trip by clicking HERE.
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Andrea Cox says
Tricia, sounds like your family/work trip was filled with fond memories and productivity. So happy for you! How’s your daughter liking the Czech Republic? Still starry-eyed about it? I’m sure she’s blessing others and being blessed by God for it.
Road trips are so much fun for me. I also have taken my laptop and written on a story during the many hours on the road, and a few of the hours in hotels. There’s nothing quite like shaking up my surroundings to fuel my creative juices.
Hope release day is awesome for this book!
Tricia Goyer says
My daughter loves the Czech Republic. It’s a lot of work, but a huge blessing, too. She’s picking up the language and building wonderful relationships.
I actually like writing when I travel. I’m cozy in the front seat and all the kids are strapped into carseats!