So today I’m sitting in the hotel lobby waiting to see if any of the schools at camp need help with theme development when this lady runs in a calmly says
“Call 9-1-1. My car’s been stolen and another woman had her purse stolen.”
Some guy carjacked her in the hotel parking lot!
What’s missing in my book right now:
The building tension. You know, that can’t put the book down feeling that ends with you holding the book against your chest and saying I LOVE THIS STORY. It’s what I felt when I re-read my old Julie Garwoods. It’s why I’ve bought SEVEN copies of SEP’s Heaven, Texas.
Best thing about that? I can put it in now. I have the general story down. I know the people and like them. The plot points makes sense. The basic romance has a beginning, middle and end. I’m going to love every minute of these revisions!
The reunion tonight was a fascinating people watching experience. I didn’t remember this, but I went to school with a bunch of interesting people. Definite book material. It was nothing like I expected. It was fun, and I’ll admit it, I’m a little surprised. 🙂
I wrote three more pages tonight and I’m calling this draft done. It doesn’t feel as great as it usually does when I reach then end because I know there’s SO MUCH WORK to be done before it’s ready to send in.
That’s okay. Work I can handle. 🙂 Having something to work with is nice. The fact that I wrote the entire draft in a month of part time writing is HUGE. It shows me I can do this then I make the writing a priority. My busy school schedule won’t shut me down unless I let it.
I think I’m having THE END blahs again. WHY do I have “the end” blahs?!? I swear this is another symptom of writer bi-polar disease. I should be THRILLED. What’s wrong with me?!?
On a bright note, I won one of the prizes from 70 Days of Sweat courtesy of Alison Kent and Victoria Blisse. I have three new e-books to read. 🙂
On another bright note, I finished Under the Rose, the second in Diana Peterfreund’s SSG series. AWESOME book. I picked it up at the Vegas airport. They have a great Borders there.
I finished the draft just in time. I’ll be teaching yearbook camp all this week except Wednesday. I love teaching YB camps!