Adventures 126 – 129 ~ Diary Of A Romantic Novelist [Days 8-11]

Theadlampshe last four days have been packed with writing, learning and adventure! I’ve had my first dose of “Writers’ Doubt” , I’ve learned how to slide into writing mode without causing my fictional characters too much distress and I’ve received my first piece of feedback.

Two more tragic deaths have occurred (I know – alot can happen in four days) and I’m learning to get comfortable with writing even in conditions of “poor visibility”.

I’m editing like Stephen King and gaining confidence in the natural direction of my story.

In short, I am beginning to feel like a real writer 🙂 .

You can watch the highlights of the last 4 days here ~

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT

Adventure 123 ~ Be Like Anton Chekhov [Day 6]

Chekhov QuoteFor today’s adventure, I start to get real with the leading lady in my romantic novel! A quote from Anton Chekhov, and yesterday’s interview with my friend Tiffany Kay, got me thinking about how true to the “real” female protagonist I was being. I spent the morning putting myself in her shoes and inviting her true character to unfold.

Chapter one has been edited : the action is the same but the character’s responses now feel really authentic. I sense I have something more stable from which to launch the rest of the story.

Now that I am no longer ” lying” about who the heroine really is, I can relax in the knowledge that all I have to do now is follow her all the way to the end of the tale. Well, that’s the plan anyway 🙂 .

I am just going outside and may be some time.

JT