Dynamics of Change by Cindy Carroll

Today my guest is Cindy Carroll who tells us about change and how it affects her writing.

"The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress." ~ 
Charles Kettering 

Nothing stays the same, even though for someone who hates change as much as I do, I wish some things would stay the same. My inability to embrace change was so bad that my work actually sent me on a course - Dynamics of Change. It was right before they laid a bunch of people off so I question their good intentions. For stories, as soon as I start writing them I start changing them. That's the only area of my life where I don't mind change. I embrace it even. Because I know when I change things I'll make the story better. At least I hope I'll make it better.

The story I just released didn't start out how it finished. I had the idea in university (mumble years ago) and I wrote it with a specific intent. I wanted to fluster my professor. She was prim and proper and looked down her nose at genre fiction. So I wrote the story and handed it in late so she wouldn't have time to read it before class. She read our stories aloud, you see. And I couldn't wait to see what she would do when she got to my story. In that story my cursed mirror replaced people with their sexy alter egos. Good news for the groom to be who had been denied sex by his bride to be. She wanted to wait until the wedding. Can you guess what happened in that story? The virginal heroine was replaced with her sexy double and hot sex ensued as soon as the groom to be knocked on her door.

In the version I just released the story is darker. Leaning more towards horror. The cursed mirror still replaces people with doubles. But the doubles are that side of you, you never let out. The side you keep in check because you know you can't act on those feelings. The side that scares you a little when you think about it too long. The side you don't want to admit exists. But we all have a dark side. Most of us keep in check. The group of friends in my story aren't so lucky. 

Reflections blurb:

When a cursed inn replaces her friends with evil reflections a woman fights to get the genuine articles back before the doubles kill her.

A road trip goes wrong for a group of friends trying to help one of them get over a break up. They find an inn where the mirrors are cursed. They realize they don't know each other as well as they thought they did.

Bio: Cindy Carroll is a member of Sisters in Crime and a graduate of Hal Croasmun's screenwriting ProSeries. Her interviews with writers of CSI and Flashpoint appeared in The Rewrit, the Scriptscene newsletter, the screenwriting Chapter of RWA. She writes screenplays, thrillers, and paranormals, occasionally exploring an erotic twist. A background in banking and IT doesn't allow much in the way of excitement so she turns to writing stories that are a little dark and usually have a dead body. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her fiancé and three cats. When she's not writing you can usually find her painting landscapes in oil or trying space paintings with spray paint.

Buy on Kobo: http://bit.ly/13CBz9M

 Thanks for visiting me today, Cindy.

Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith


Cora said…
Very interesting story--just downloaded it. Good luck.
Cindy Carroll said…
Thanks for visiting, Cora and for downloading the story! I hope you like it.

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