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January 17, 2009

Slowly it goes

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 11:08 pm

I’ve started my second draft of “On the Way Down” finally.  Typical of me I’ve started writing it in longhand.  I’m thinking I should put it on the computer tomorrow and see if I can actually write draft 2 on the computer, in Word.  For as much as I fear the blank page when it’s on the computer, it’s no where near as scary when it’s lined notebook paper and I’m scribbling away with a coloured pen. 

I’m currently listening through my iTunes, looking for a love song.  Now, I have plenty of those, but where would the fun be if I could find one that would work with the story?  So, instead of writing, which I was doing now I’m blogging and hunting down more music.  Yup, making play lists is definitely a time suck. 

Oh, I sent the first 15 pages off to a friend to read.  I need to know if what I have as a basis is engaging.  I have no objectivity with my writing really.  Or rather, I just don’t hate my first drafts like everyone else seems to.  Maybe that’s my Leo’s ego at play?  Don’t know.  We’ll see. 

Not much else, well, I could bitch about how it’s been below zero all week, but I’ll save you guys that for now.

Oh!  I do have a question for my readership.  I’m in need of a placeholder for one of my characters.  He’s my heroine’s best friend.  He’s got to be sort of all-American, good looking without being pretty, average-ish build and fair/sandy haired.  Any thoughts?


  1. It’s funny–even though you specified All American, I was looking for British actors for your placeholder.

    Comment by Pam — January 30, 2009 @ 1:55 pm

  2. Well you know, they don’t have to be American to give off the All-American vibe. I just needed a placeholder that was the opposite of my hero. It’s part of what irritates my hero about the heroine’s best friend, he’s everything the hero isn’t. I do think I have a placeholder now though, Josh Brolin is working so far, but then again I’d have to be writing to know for certain. * eye roll*

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — January 30, 2009 @ 2:43 pm

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