July 13, 2009
Moonlight and Madness
Chapter Six is going to be longer than the other chapters. It's almost a pivotal point in the heroine's life, getting answers, some understanding of her past. I was going to end it at 5500 words, as I had an excellent stopping point, but Chapter Seven is already blocked out and planned and to move some things over to Chapter Seven would mean I would have to shift some things over to the next, and so on. So, I'm going to lengthen the current chapter and see where it takes me.
I was getting a bit depressed with writing this story because I was fighting myself. I see a clear picture in my head of how I want the story to go, but for some reason, this chapter was not going well and some of the feedback I was getting was that they were unhappy with the story so far. They felt no chemistry with the main characters, someone (an innocent) died as part of the story and I was poo-pooed for that. Obviously, naming characters who die is a "bad thing" because readers don't want named characters to die? I don't understand it.
Anyway, I now have a writing desk upstairs in the bedroom and it's away from the tv, the family, and I can concentrate more. Last night I whipped out 1500 words. My enthusiasm and self confidence got a boost just by getting my own writing desk and a corner of my bedroom to write in. The writing desk is actually a $69.99 dining table from Ikea, unfinished pine. I love it.
Today, my sister came over and trimmed my hair. I no longer have to shellac my spikes to get them to stand up for my liberty haircut. =) We put on makeup and she snapped a few pictures of me to play with. I don't have any of the pictures so I wait for her to send me some.
Cottage Pie for dinner tonight. I'm starving. Spike is on his way home from work. His car broke down on the way to work this morning. There's a crack in the radiator. So I had to go down and bring him water, then follow him home as he drove his car back to the house and took my car to work. Fun, huh?
That's it for now. Back to writing some before dinner.