Before I explain why I want to be a Chick-Lit writer, let me give you the definition. According to http://www.dictionary.com, Chick-Lit is “a genre of fiction concentrating on young working women and their emotional lives.
I’ve read several genres of books — mystery, biographies, non-fiction, YA, romance, and of course, the sub-genre of romance, Chick-Lit. I don’t really remember my first “woman’s fiction” as they sometimes call it, but the earliest I do remember is reading “Bad Boys,” by the late Olivia Goldsmith. Right away, I could relate to the Heroine, on more levels than one. It was an easy read, fun, and I was sad when the book ended. (Just maybe, like her book “The First Wives’ Club,” it will be turned into a movie). After I read “Bad Boys,” I was on a hunt to find other similar books. At the time though, Chick-Lit was only slowly emerging, so it was difficult to find good authors, but when I finally did, I found two — Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner. I have come to love these two amazing writers, and find myself lost in their stories. I think that their styles are very much alike, though very distinct in their own ways: Emily Giffin’s stories are the books with the happy ending…and everything ends how you want it to. With Jennifer Weiner’s stories, there is still the happy ending, but I feel that at the end, her books send some sort of message.
Now, onto why I write Chick-Lit…Have you ever just wanted to write you “biography” or re-write your early/mid adult life, but not want anyone to know that it’s your story? As a woman in my late twenties, I’m writing a story, Second Thoughts of the Sexless Fiancée. In some parts, certain instances and feelings are written. Another reason I’m writing Chick-Lit is because I’m writing what I know…life in my twenties/thirties.
I would love to entertain readers of all ages, and have them enjoy my stories.
My goal is to write a bestseller Chick-Lit and have it be turned into a movie…wish me luck!