Monday, November 22, 2010
Finished my proposal for Desire. Decided to change the end of the first act - where the partial ends - to something that creates more conflict. I need my hero and heroine, who are clearly made for each other, to be on different pages. To want and expect conflicting things the day after their steamy night together. Of course, it means a rewrite of the next couple of chapters but my gut tells me it's a better direction. I'm printing it off for a final look before sending to critique partners to make sure it's as shiny as it can be.
I've been thinking about my next short contemporary. Something with traditional hooks - babies and billionaires - but with a twist. Not as easy as it sounds. Maybe I need to spend a day watching the daytime talk shows. Surely there's an interesting hook amongst all that dysfunction? Of course, you don't find too many billionaires on Morey.
Started Christmas shopping. A first for me. I don't usually start until after Dec 1st. On a strict budget so no last minute, I'm stuck just grab something too expensive so I can get out of this crowded, noisy - oh man I have a headache- store.
Have you started your Christmas shopping? Do you make any of your gifts? And do you write during the holidays or take a break?