This seems to be a recurring theme for me: I’m chugging along at the WIP smoothly-a little too smoothly. Because inevitably something begins feeling amiss. The feeling sneaks up on me…when I’m falling asleep at night, loading the dishwasher, stopped at a red light…the niggling suspicion that something’s wrong.
So this is that France book-the one with lots of external conflict. The one with glamour and money and settings that are fairy-tale like. But now I’ve figured out that I haven’t really revealed enough about my heroine. It’s a tricky balance because I don’t want to reveal everything, but at the same time if I don’t reveal enough, she’s not coming across as very likable. The frustrating part is that I’m done writing the partial. Another read-through and I’d be ready to hit send. Even the dreaded synopsis has been written. I just can’t send it in like this. So, now I’ve got to go back and add in a few scenes and some dialogue and make my gal a little more sympathetic…
This is turning into a fun one to write…my couple is leaving Paris for a Chateau in the French countryside…I’ll be sure to post a picture of the castle I’m using as inspiration!
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