#L&SR #WednesdayBloggingChallenge 5.1.19

Things I wish more books talked about.

That’s an intriguing prompt for today, isn’t it?

Is there anything books don’t talk about these days? If there is I can’t think of any.

But I do wish the books I read would include a few things.

  1. Main characters who are over the age of 50 ( I believe this is being called SEASONED ROMANCE, peeps)
  2. More older characters who are real and not caricatures of elderly people
  3. men who don’t all have chiseled, hard bodies. I happen to love a dad bod. I really do.
  4.  characters who are struggling with daily social angst, mental illness, and the frustrations of raising socially conscious children in this narcissistic and morally corrupt world. Would a book like this even sell?

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve been pretty satisfied with what I’ve seen in books lately. But like I said, that’s probably just me. Let’s see what some of the other authors in this blog want to see: L&SR

And….just as a quick aside, my book DEARLY BELOVED Is up for BOOK OF THE MONTH on L&SR for the next few days. If you have amoment, you can vote for it here:Book of the Month



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8 responses to “#L&SR #WednesdayBloggingChallenge 5.1.19

  1. Nothing wrong with a dad bod 😀 … I’ve tried to include different shaped guys in my books. It’s fun and a bit of a challenge. I’m here today: http://www.mariannearkins.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-things-i-wish-more-books-talked-about/

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  2. lydiaschoch

    I agree with everything on your list. Good job on it.

    My post.

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  3. CHristine M Thoresen

    #4…A romance book with a single parent of a teenager….they typically are younger children. I’d love one with a teenager in 8th grade. When they are still good but starting to make stupid decisions like taking lighter fluid and drawing a penis on the road in front of your house and lighting it on fire. Not knowing it would burn a tattoo in the road for the whole world to see for months to come. Power washing didn’t take it off. I’d read a book with #4 Narcissistic teenager on snap chat where the single parent takes a hammer to the kids phone. LOL

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    • Peggy Jaeger

      Christine – I agree wholeheartedly!!!!! With more books being written with older heroines these days (40+) these situations with teens can be tackled. Thanks for stopping by. great comment!

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  4. yes! love doesn’t stop at 35. I agree. 🙂 Good post!

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  5. Great post Peggy! I agree with the comments above. I watch PD Live and Cops a lot and know some cops personally and so many of the female officers are single mothers. Of course, there’s no explanation but considering how tough they have to be on the job can’t be easy. My husband and I are empty nesters, grandchildren in another state, and are loving this time but so many couples stray outside their relationships at this time instead of relaxing and enjoying their alone time together. Great story lines but would they sell? Too close to what the reader is going through in their own loves?? Editor Brenda Chin spoke to my local writer group and provided a list of 23 do’s and don’t’s on the first page, esp, of a novel. One definite don’t is one cheating on another or going through a divorce because it’s what many readers are actually doing in real life. So, unsure a novel about how to deal with an 8th grader, unless it’s in Dr. Spock speak, would sell. Possibly as a comedy i.e. “My worst day” and the next day picked up where the day before ended and was even worse and each day forward. Just when you think things can’t get any worse…. But with a great sense of humor.


  6. Kathy

    I agree Peggy. Good post.

    Best of luck on your book. I’ll vote.


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