The Revelation…

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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4 Comments on The Revelation…

  1. Olivia Miles
    Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 10:15 am (2 years ago)

    Can’t wait to read the rest of this one…and see what you do with your heroine! Love the setting!

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    • Victoria James
      Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Olivia :-)

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  2. Jaclyn Jones
    Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 12:46 pm (2 years ago)

    If you need a travel partner for in-field research … DO keep me in mind :)

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    • Victoria James
      Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 1:21 pm (2 years ago)

      Seriously, was there ever another contender? :-)

      Reply

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