Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Follow the Yellow Brick Road....

After much soul-searching and plotting, I have decided that the story is going the way it is supposed to go and have started writing again.

One of the ways that I know it is going well is when I start getting sticky ideas and they work. Sticky ideas are something Jenny coined over at ArghInk about how ideas start sticking to the story as she thinks about it and begins plotting it. Only the ideas that will work are the ones that stick--everything else falls off.

Part of my dilemna was the fact that I wasn't sure I wanted to really break the couple up. Shouldn't I give the lieing, cheating bastard another chance? How many chances would I give my own spouse if I caught him cheating? Um, NONE! And when I broached the subject with the girls, my daughter's friend said "Why would she stay with him if he was like that? That would be stupid" so from the mouths of babes, yada, yada, yada.....

And so I press on. Wrote another 3000 words today. I realized that I had my main character leaving her husband WAY too soon in the story line. So I upped the conflict a little and gave the reader some more reasons to start to seriously dislike this guy, and the scene where she finally packs up and leaves is much further into the story. So it is better all the way around.

Oh lordy, look at the time--gotta go...

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