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August 1, 2010

Never mock the girls

Filed under: Uncategorized — coffeegirl88 @ 5:19 pm

Yup, the lesson of this week has been to never mock the Younger Miss Bennetts.  Ever. 

See, in my last post I poked fun at their need for pink paper before they would give me any details on a fluffy romance idea from like 2 1/2 years ago.   We both have long memories and apparently they loved the paper so much they were wounded.  So what did they do?  They handed me a brand spanking new story idea that less than 24 hours later is nearly full formed.  I’d be writing it right now if my characters had names.  Yeah, that’s not new for me so I’m not terribly worried.  I think I wrote something like 20 pages of a story once with just he/she tags because I didn’t have names.

This new idea is wonderful and I’ve spent the day turning it around, trying to find out which direction is best.  I think I have it.  I’ve also noticed a trend in my stories of late.  Reunions.  “Redemption” is a reunion story.  “On the Way Down” is a reunion story.  So I’m right on target.   The hero is a little different in this one, but I like it.  So, off to see if I can pull some character names out of the book. 

How did everyone else’s weekend go?



  1. I’m anxious to hear about this new story! I’m glad your girls are at least speaking to you, even though they’re driving you crazy. Mine have been curiously quiet. I think they’re mad at me.

    It was a busy weekend with mom’s birthday celebrations, but I’m hoping things will quiet down tonight for a crash revision session. One good thing, I know what I’m going to change and how I’m going to change it, so hopefully all goes smoothly.

    Comment by kimberlyfoley — August 2, 2010 @ 9:30 am

  2. Knowing how your going to do the work is more than half the battle. Hope you get quiet time today.

    My characters have names, which I’m thrilled over, and I’ll be getting down to it here in a bit. Seriously thinking of tackling this draft as a screenplay, but I’m not sure. I don’t have the software on this laptop and not sure I can upload it again. One more thing to tackle today I guess.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — August 2, 2010 @ 9:54 am

  3. Glad you’re back into blogging and that your muses (love what you call them, btw!) are having some fun with you!

    Don’t mock the pink paper. First of all, what’s wrong with pink? And did you know Anne Stuart write all of her story ideas on fancy and expensive French paper? And she uses fountain pens.

    So, obviously, paper choice is important.

    How’s it going? Are you using the screenwriting software?

    Comment by Melina — August 2, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

  4. My muses have more than earned their name.

    There’s nothing wrong with coloured paper (except for having to mail order anything that isn’t white or canary) I just wish the girls would stop holding ideas hostage. First it was pink paper they demanded. Then it was download this song from “Covert Affairs” and now it’s oooohhhh new shiny that makes me forget everything else I was working on. And no, I didn’t know about Anne Stuart. My story notes are usually notebook paper but coloured pens.

    I’m just about to settle in for the night now that I’ve figured out the open. I had two ways to go and wasn’t sure which I liked better. The software will have to wait as I can’t authorize it on the new laptop. I’ll have to splurge for the upgrade. I mean seriously, what’s wrong with these people? Just because my software is 7 years old and 2 versions behind I should be able to authorize. Right?

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — August 2, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

  5. Hooray for the story! (And pretty pink paper!) Glad to have the girls talking!

    Comment by Pamela Cayne — August 3, 2010 @ 11:24 am

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