I have a boyfree morning this morning (and a baby sitting on the bed next to me playing enthusiastically with his toes) and was supposed to be writing while said baby slept (not that he does much of that).
Then… I got a fabulous email from a fabulous writer who made me think seriously about where my current mss RHRT was going. I haven’t felt ‘right’ about this story from about chapter two but I do feel there are the bones of something good there. It’s been bugging me a lot, until this fabulous writer pointed out that I need to go deeper into the characters and one way to do this was to add a SECRET!!
Ooh I love a SECRET story and I think she’s spot on. If I give my hero a SECRET, it will also strengthen his motivation tenfold and create an urgency the story needs but lacks at the moment. PRoblem is I’m stuck on the secret and until I find out what it is… I can’t really write any more of the story!!
On a totally different tangent… how do you guys research. Do you do it all pre-writing or post-writing or when it comes up mid-writing. I don’t know WHY I do these sort of things to myself but I’ve just sent my h&H off to dinner at a teppanyaki grill Japanese restaurant when I’ve NEVER actually been anywhere near one myself!!