You Ain't A Beauty But Hey You're All Right

I’m listening to Bruce today – and as I listen to Thunder Road for the two dozenth time today, I think if I can write books with the sort of gut level appeal of lyrics like:

Show a little faith there’s magic in the night
You ain’t a beauty but hey you’re alright
Oh and that’s alright with me

I might just make it in the world.

I don’t need to be important. I don’t need to be seminal. But I want to write things that make people *feel* things.

8 comments to “You Ain't A Beauty But Hey You're All Right”

  1. Collette
    December 3rd, 2008 at 3:55 pm · Link

    Well then, you’ve definitely got it made because you always make me feel. There are more than a few of your books that promise an emotional wallop for me each and every time. Second Chances, Touch of Fae, all the Petal books. Man. Doesn’t matter how many times I’ve read them. Pretty great stuff, girl.

  2. Susan Helene Gottfried
    December 3rd, 2008 at 6:27 pm · Link

    Mmmm. How’d you manage to key in on my absolute favorite lines from a favorite song?

    As always, you rock.

  3. laurendane
    December 3rd, 2008 at 6:29 pm · Link

    @ Collette – aww, thank you so much. that’s a truly lovely compliment.

    @ SHG – thanks! I just love him to death and his lyrics kill me sometimes (in a good way)

  4. Greta
    December 3rd, 2008 at 7:59 pm · Link

    Lauren – I feel when I read your books. You make me laugh & cry. I think

  5. Lori T
    December 3rd, 2008 at 10:00 pm · Link

    You definitely have got that down…your books are amazing!

  6. Karin
    December 3rd, 2008 at 10:51 pm · Link

    That’s an admirable goal and I think you’ve achieved it – at least for me.

  7. Blanche
    December 4th, 2008 at 11:03 am · Link

    I totally agree……you have an amazing talent for getting right to the heart of it all…….I laugh, cry, get mad and happy in any given book of yours……..I totally “feel” when I read your stories!! 😀

  8. laurendane
    December 4th, 2008 at 11:14 am · Link

    Aww, you all are awesome! Thanks.