Thursday, June 10, 2010


Well I've given in already. I can't plan a book. I'm obviously incapable of thinking more than a page ahead. So instead, I'm just writing it. I already love Caspar, my hero, he's such a pain in the neck. No, not a vampire just a sullen, sulky, damaged guy. He has a lot in common with my other heroes which has me a bit worried. I came across a comment made by someone about one of my books in which she criticised my characters as being stupid. That hurt. I'm not trying to write war and peace here, just tell stories that are entertaining with interesting characters . I'm aiming for amusing and sexy, hope I don't get that confused with stupid.


Barbaragael said...

I sincerely hope you don't take that criticism to heart. I find your characters dimensional, hilarious, and immediately sympathetic. I love your writing, your stories, and the rare balance of heart and humor in them. Don't change!

Laurann Dohner said...

I love your books and your characters. I have an author friend who got slammed by a reader for her choice in food she wrote they had for dinner. (Seriously). LOL. It wasn't even something like pig guts or horse liver. It was lasagna. Some comments made can be helpful to an author ( I'm always learning new things ) but some... not so much.

Barbara Elsborg said...

Thanks, you guys!!ooh, that's kind of you. It DID hurt but then any criticism hurts. No matter how much people say they take no notice - I don't think that's true. I know I can't please everyone but I did feel calling them stupid was going a bit far. I'm not sure I can write them any differently. They all come out sort of the same - well different but the same.
Lasagne is out then?? I laughed at that.If I agonised over every little detail like what the characters ate, I'd never finish a story!
Thanks so much for the pat on the back.