She’s a janitor: does it matter what your character does for a living? #gettingtoknowflorence #bittersweethalloween #halloweenromance

(Because I’ve got my More Than A Guilty Pleasure class on my blog right now daily for writing prompts, and because I’ve a new release out this month and another coming in November, I’m multi-tasking and I’m relating posts to my class’ experience AND to my launch stuff. So bear with me, kittens. All education is beneficial, right? And you know I’ll throw some smut in here and there for you, just because I’m me)

So. Question:

The short answer: Does it matter what your character does for a living?

Fuck, yeah.

The long answer… well, it’s really long. Let’s stick with the short one.

Florence is a janitor. She cleans banks, a reproductive health clinic, and people’s houses.

Will is a Vice-President, Strategy at a major Canadian bank.

See the potential problems, conflicts… coincidences?


I decided to make Florence a janitor before I came up with Florence, by the way. My good friend Marie was working nights cleaning–well, banks, among other things. Also a post office. And when I’d go visit her, I’d help her out, so she’d get through her work faster and so we’d have more time to hang.

And one day, we had an encounter with one of the bank mangers, who treated us like total non-people because, you know, she was a bank manager and we were holding mops.

I decided right then and there that my next heroine was going to be a janitor, she was going to dance with a mop, and she was going to be WAY hotter and interesting than that hoity toity bank manager. Who, I knew because I had emptied the contents of her garbage can, was on a diet and cheating on it.

Writers are dangerous people.

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But, as I’ve said before, I don’t recommend starting the Text Me, Cupid adventure with Episode 3, so if you want to catch up with Will and Florence:

BUY MESSY CHRISTMAS Amazon // Everywhere Else (Episode 1)
BUY DELAYED VALENTINE Amazon // Everywhere Else (Episode 2)

Or, you can wait until Text Me, Cupid splashes EVERYWHERE in December.
+ more info about TEXT ME, CUPID

I’m good either way. 😉 See you tomorrow at 4 am for the writing prompt, yeah? I’m so proud of y’all for doing your homework.







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About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the Dirty Writing Secrets Series, which includes the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, 101 FLIRTY WRITING PROMPTS TO SEDUCE YOUR MUSE, and ORGANIZED CREATIVE. She's also the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown. Releasing Spring 2020: CUPID IN MONTE CARLO.

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