Here i will share my journey of hopefully one day recognising my dream of becoming published writing what i love to read; Romance!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Feeling the love

Thanks for all the encouragement from all my friends and followers :) It means a lot to know people i have never met care how i am going! Thanks.
Putting my head down - doubts and all - pushing through them and just writing is working. The word count is going up. Every day this week i have made a point of sitting down, even if for just five minutes and tapping away at the key board.
Billie is feeling the love, Cooper is being a bit stubborn, but that is true to his character and Billie will whip him into shape soon enough i'm thinking ;) That scene where he whips up something scrummy in the kitchen is coming soon, so we shall see if he can hold out for too much longer, hehe!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Second guessing...can i do it?

So now i'm nearly at the half way mark in my draft for Ten nights Only, Wow, i'm at 25,000 words! (happy dance!!!!) Now i'm finding myself second guessing myself.
Lying in bed at night or very early in the morning with scenes in my head or conversations between Billie and Cooper - why can't i just sleep? and i'm hoping i can sustain their story for another 25,000 words. Then i start to panic and think OMG i can't do it!

My biggest goal is to finish this draft, to prove to myself that i can finish this story. In order to do that i have to piece together the scenes in my head and the conversations on have in bed and the car and on the way to the park - the kids must think i'm nuts ;) - i'm sure i can sustain it for another 25,000 words.

I am not going to go back and read what i have written just yet, though i am dying to go and delete some already, that will be done and changed AFTER i've finished.

Tell me i'm not the only one with theses doubts!

Monday, May 17, 2010

To fight or give up?

After watching Bones last night, i have to ask a question.
Do you prefer your hero to fight for the lady he loves, even if she has rejected him though she clearly loves him right back though is afraid to cross that line? Or like Booth did last night just give up and find someone who will love him calmly without him having to fight?

I found myself staring in a state of shock and confusion and just frustration at the screen when my husband turned the t.v off last night. I wanted Booth to fight for Brennan, to convince her that he is not going to give up. Not just sit back and say that he is deserves someone who will love him. We've been watching this show for 5 season's and i for one have been rooting for them to get together (am i the only one wanting them to?), and for him to step back when she has said she can't change? It is wrong!

What do you think? An alpha male to me would fight, fight with all his worth for that lady he loves, convince her that yes i may be scary, but it is worth it!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Been Absent

I've been absent from writing this week, having a few issues health wise but writing is never far from my mind - how could it be :) i was born to write! - and Billie and Cooper really do want their HEA!
I haven't written a single word this week, not a one. I feel bad, but i have played around with a few scenes in my head, sorted out a few scenarios and conflicts, maybe built things a bit stronger for when i get back into it.
Which i hope to do really soon. Don't think it will be this week though. Have a few things that need doing around the house but who knows, once my daughter finally succumbs to sleep this afternoon i could get in a few hundred words? That would be nice.
But we'll see.
Hope everyone else is going well. The weather here in Hamilton, NZ is a bit drizzly as Autumn is settling in. I love the colours of the leaves, but not the white sky. Looking forward to when winter truly settles in and we can cuddle up by the warm fire :)
Keep Writing!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Alpha issue

Do you think baking is too feminine?
All along it has been clear to me that my hero is a fabulous cook, so it makes sense that he would bake but as yet it hasn't come up in my WIP, but i am coming to a scene where he is going to be in the kitchen and i want to know.... do you think it is too wimpy for an alpha male to make blueberry muffins?

The smell of blueberries haunts him, it is the scent that Billie wears mixed with florals in her perfume and it compels Cooper to make muffins. Do you think it would be better to have the muffins already made and on the bench rather than have him whipping them up?
I am planning on him cooking her a fabulous feast later on that leads to dessert not of the food variety, well he hopes so anyway ;)
What are your thoughts?