Sunday, July 4, 2010

This #$%&-ing book, Part III

It is with trepidation that I announce that this book is now moving at a fast, but fairly smooth pace.

Sure, I've had to let go of some of my control issues. Sure, I've had to come to terms with creating a really nice guy who's, well, too nice. And then making him suffer just a little for being that way. But now it's going somewhere. And, wow, it feels good!

See, the fix was to look at something that seemed like a problem as an opportunity. The hero and heroine don't like each other. That seemed like a problem. But the truth is, they have good reason for not liking each other and feeling passionate about somebody is still... passion. Which is something a romance writer can definitely work with!

Actually, our hero summed it up nicely when he said to our heroine, "I don't have to like you to want to see you naked."

Ah, good point. And something that can drive things forward! :)

So, it wasn't how I planned it. But you know what? It's kind-of fun to see how things look from the passenger seat versus the driver's seat.

Now my fingers and toes are tightly crossed that there aren't any hairpin curves ahead... because I definitely don't have a driver's manual for this!!


  1. okay, wait a minute. Which hero is this now--the deposed original hero or the former best friend turned new hero?

    Or did you leave out a word and what you really meant to say was that he's a "really nice guy who's NOT too nice."?

    And don't we deserve excerpts?

  2. Hee, hee! You can't keep up??
    Okay, this is the former best friend turned new hero! And no, the original hero really is too nice. Sigh. That's what's making my life hard :)
    Excerpts? Um...let's negotiate...

  3. Negotiating is my middle name! Oh, it's not.

    And good. I was worried you'd gone back to hero#1 just when I had my heart set on hero#2