Claire Cook‘s novels are fun! They give you as the reader this light feeling about life’s opportunities and joys that you may discover (if you care enough to look for them), and they just put you in a good mood, period.
How does this wonderful author manage to achieve that? She likes surprises, so she lets them into her book during the writing process, which later surprises the reader too, as the result. Outlining is useful, but be flexible, welcoming something new that unexpectedly pops into your mind! A great advice for a writer! 🙂