Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Difficult beginnings

I don't know why but I am having all sorts of issues with the start of my new story. For once, I have more of a handle on what drives the characters but I just can't seem to push the story forward. I do write better in the cold and I am in the sun at the moment which may well have something to do with it. Since I arrived here on vacation a week ago, I've read twelve books and written 6,000 words which is pathetic. Well not the books though some of them were pathetic. I'm getting choosier and choosier about what I buy now but I still make mistakes. One is by a big name and I've loved the other stories she's written but I couldn't get to grips with this one. It was so aggressive - the plot, the language, the characters - it was just too much for me. On the other hand - simpy, wimpy, sweet romances do nothing for me either. I like something in between - hard heroes but ones with a soft side. Plucky heroines but ones with need for a guy - or two. Not tried three yet!!!
Well, if the sun doesn't shine tomorrow, maybe I'll actually make some headway.

1 comment:

Arlene said...

I don’t know how you manage to write one exceptional novel after the other. I've complete faith that the words will flow sooner or later.
I love reading about polygamy that doesn’t involve obscure religions and-or one guy and a harem. I also love the traditional twosomes, as long as you’re the author that’s all that matters to me.