Also, we're getting a dog--an adorable tri-color Chihuahua--tomorrow. So there will be some adjustments to be made at the Willoughby household!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I just turned in ASKING FOR IT for the second time. It was a massive rewrite since my editor requested that I remove an entire subplot. I hope that this newest version meets or even exceeds her expectations. I should hear back from her in four weeks. In the meantime, I want to try my hand at some confession stories.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
So, Joe was being difficult again. Recently, he refused to change professions. More lately, he's resisting a personality makeover.
I was rewriting him to be a wounded hero both physically and mentally. In the scene where he and Livvy first meet, he was sullen, angry, and not quite reconciled with his disability. I really pushed that change through almost the entire book, but I can see now it's just not him. He would not allow me to make him so self-absorbed, even with the excuse of being a paraplegic to fall back on. It's easy to understand that that type of injury could take a very long time to adjust to, but Joe was determined to bounce back faster than I was making him. He would not, in short, be a jerk.
Writing is such an interesting and mentally unbalanced endeavor.
Also, isn't this the most kick ass wheelchair you've ever seen?
Thursday, April 1, 2010
I now have 14 days left until deadline, but the ASKING FOR IT revisions are going well. I'm excited about what I've written the past couple of days. I can see why people enjoy writing suspense, because when exciting stuff happens, you write faster! At least, I do.