Friday, July 17, 2009

One of those days...

As I watch the news, I see that I'm not the only one having a so-so day. Tiger Woods didn't make the cut for a major tournament. Jeremy Mayfield got popped for meth and is fighting to keep his NASCAR career. Paris Hilton's fighting to keep her name in good light in a court hearing.

Wow! I mean, I don't want anyone to have a crappy day, but it's nice to know I'm not alone.

On to better things...

My characters in When You're With Me just don't want to behave... Imagine that. They really, really want to make whoopee, but it's too soon.

My pal Kiss told me never to have the characters sleep together too soon or the reader will close the book. She's right. If they screw around really early, then you have a pretty good idea they're going to end up together. But then again, isn't romance a bit formulaic? I don't mean that there's a specific formula you must follow to write a romance. What I mean is, the hero and heroine, in most cases, will end up together in the end. If they don't, you feel cheated.

So... now I'm off to figure out how to get my characters to behave for just a little longer and not make it sound like it's forced.

Any thoughts? Let me know.

Toodles.

2 comments:

Kealie Shay said...

Who says they have to behave... at least not completely. A well-timed phone call, or someone walking in on them works real well at ratcheting up the tension. I mean, one or both of them can think, "Well, that was great timing, or I would have..." Just a thought.

Wendi Zwaduk said...

I wanted them to behave because i had to get through my day before I could let them run wild...

currently trying to rewrite a novel i had done but had zip in the way of overt conflict. argh... darn sex starved characters...