Monday, October 19, 2009
I plotted out my book for the Presents Contest following the three-act structure. Prepared a log line for the opening of the synopsis. Wrote the first couple of scenes in the first chapter.
I don't like it. It doesn't excite me or interest me.
I've spent an hour this morning reading it and pondering it. I finally figured out that the story is about everything else but the couple. I've got sisters, fathers, uncles, cousins and stepbrothers roaming around. I've got great GMC for each of them that involves their family, instead of each other. I have stolen pictures and a letter, an eating disorder, theft, deceit, a missing mother and a long lost sister that no one knew about.
What I don't have is a great romance.
Now, I have to decide whether I want to revamp the idea or scratch it and go with something else. Seriously, if I didn't over-think and over-analyze I might get something done.