It's a coffee coloured world

June 26, 2009

Slowly she remembers to blog.

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 11:44 pm

I’ve been re-working a couple of older ideas these past couple weeks.  To be specific I’ve recast the heroes in 2 stories.  In both cases it helped me solve some serious plot problems and got the stories talking to me again.

In the first one, it helped me pull some details from the plot that were never working but I refused to let go of just the same.  I know, silly writer.  I spent about 2 weeks working on this and getting it moving.  I have, at present, a 7,000 word document that’s mostly cut and paste from a previous draft but it’s a beginning and I know where it’s going now.

The second one was more troublesome.  The hero is a little older than I’ve written before.  The original placeholder was more of a beta hero, which worked in some ways because I wanted him to be a little less of an obvious alpha.  Problems developed when I couldn’t push the hero to be more alpha when I knew he needed to be.  He’s a good guy, all in all, but the circumstances of the story force him to be a bit of a bastard.  I had another one of those “a-ha” moments this week.  I was randomly watching television and I found the perfect placeholder for the hero.  The story has been humming right along ever since.   I finally pulled the story binder this afternoon and got it back in order and read through everything.  I’ve got notes going, had a completely new scene come to me, and I’ve spent the last 2 hours building a playlist.  Yeah, the playlist, it’s going to be a bitch.  Seems the girls have decided that this story needs a rather melancholy playlist.  We’ll see how writing to it goes tomorrow because this story isn’t going to be an easy one to write.  This is the darkest story I’ve ever attempted.  Probably a good idea that I’m writing this at the beginning of summer.  I don’t want to imagine what my mood would be like if I worked this story during the greyest part of winter.

Not a whole lot else going on.  I’ve been enjoying a couple dry days.  I’m reveling in the new roses.  I’m trying not to hover over the sweet peas that are growing so well this year.  Oh and did I mention the wild life around here?  Seems a mallard duck couple have taken up residence and are particularly fond of the neighbours pool.

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