As a lot of you know, I’ve started a new Wattpad novel.
I originally wanted to chat a little bit about it before I clicked “publish”, but here we are, four chapters in, and I’ve coughed up nary a word.
So, I present to you (though rather anticlimactically, since you might’ve already read it)
“LAST FLIGHT TO L.A.”
Before I ramble on about it, here’s the synopsis:
Kelsey discovered the love of her life years ago: food. After pursuing several culinary internships, she finally hits the jackpot in L.A., where she’ll be cooking for actors on a movie set and being instructed by a real Italian chef.
On the flight leading her away from her home in Kansas and on to a new adventure, Kelsey meets Ethan Glenn…a famous actor with a restless heart.
As Kelsey tries to find her way in the big city, she quickly realizes that dealing with a society masked in perfection isn’t a piece of cake.
(Here’s the link for it!)
I have actually never written a contemporary before, and let me tell you–it’s not an easy genre to write, especially since I’m used to writing action thrillers like “Where the Ghosts Lie”
But it has been so much fun! To be able to just write without worrying about historical details or which clip fits into what type of gun.
I can just focus on my characters and their story.
The inspiration for this is a rather interesting thought process that I gleaned from a lot of daydreaming (naturally).
Imma be honest, kids:
I have celebrity crushes like there’s no tomorrow. (and you can be honest too…I know you have a poster or guilty fanfic somewhere…)
But as I got to thinking about the reality of dating/being a celebrity, I discovered a nest of story ideas that were just waiting to be dug up.
I’m trying to capture the essence of fame and fortune in this book from both the perspective of a stranger in this new land and a native who is weighed down by the reality of stardom, but accepting it as the norm.
Kelsey is innocent to the world of fame and sees a lot of its downfalls, but is drawn into its luster in other areas.
On the other hand, Ethan is a little naïve in thinking that everything is “okay”, but simultaneously feels trapped in his own world.
And this story is really close to my heart because it deals with a problem I’ve been struggling with for years: perfection.
“Last Flight to L.A.” is filled with the illusion of perfectionism and people wearing the mask of flawlessness to hide what’s underneath. They think that if everyone else believes they’re okay…then things are going well.
And it ain’t all it’s cracked up to be, trust me.
But I’ll let you see how all that turns out in the end 😉
Also, there is lots and lots of FOOD and DESSERTS, which is my favorite part, in all honesty.
And this story is really just a load of summer vibes, cutesy feels, puppers, and my skewed humor XD
It isn’t a romance (because we all know I don’t do well with those), but it’s simply a really fun book that I hope puts a smile on your face.
So yeah, there’s that!
If you check it out, I hope you enjoy, and let me know what you think!