Word Count: 856 (although I may add a few more after this post – who knows!)
Fave line of the day: Really hard to pick cos I’m not particularly fond of ANY OF THEM today but…
Pushing aside these disturbing thoughts, she climbed the stairs, braved the shadows in the attic and curled in the fetal position on the single bed, only to tear back the covers moments later when her nose spasmed at the smell of smoke.
Word Count Thus Far: 6623
Now for the ramblings…
*My new friend Janette (whom I met at the RWA Perth Roadshow) has just started a blog – check it out at Tales of a Romance Nerd. Don’t you just love that blog title?
*I’m finding it hard to switch off my internal editor – harder than hard, almost impossible. I keep wondering whether I’ve got the setting right and it’s not a simple case of finding all the Edinburgh’s and replacing with the name of a made-up smaller town, because this will change the WHOLE essence of the story. But I’m worried about using Edinburgh, because a) I wanted a small-town feel and b) I fear I don’t remember Edinburgh in enough detail for what I want to describe.
*I LOVE writing beginnings of stories. They just seem to flow so nicely for me and the characters really speak to me… until I hit about 10k… and then nothing seems right and the characters suddenly turn into two-dimentional cardboard cutouts!! ARGH!!
*My hero is proving very obtuse. In almost 12k I’ve had about 1000 of those words in his pov and although he’s been talked and thought a lot about by the heroine, he’s been absent for at least a third of the words so far. Is this too much (for Superromance?) I keep asking myself this question and getting different answers.
*On a totally random note… I made the most DELICIOUS dessert yesterday night. I wrapped whole, peeled and cored apples in a piece of shortcrust pastry, sprinkled with sugar and baked in the oven. Served hot with ice-cream this was possibly the yummiest Apple Pie-type dessert I’ve ever had. Go on… try it… you know you want to!