Writing Cave

It’s Friday, the sun is shining, there’s no rain in the forecast. It’s gorgeous out there, but all I want to do is hole up and write. I could maybe take my laptop and headphones and write outside…

But none of that can happen until tonight, well past sundown. Spring with its sports, holidays, and even a family wedding thrown in this year, has been incredibly hectic. I’m scrambling just to keep up with my dayjob. Tonight is a school carnival. Usually it is tons of fun, but I’m wishing it was another night because I’m DYING TO WRITE.

Okay, not quite dying, but I’ve got a headache that won’t subside. Sooo, I’m setting goals for what I want to accomplish over the weekend.

1. Complete story-editing for WIP#2
2. Make/review changes suggested by critique partners
3. Send rest of draft to CPs for comments

Cough, that’s it. No big woop, right?

Over the last few weeks I read Debra Dixon’s Goal, Motivation, and Conflict. Holy moly, is that book fabulous. Srsly. If you haven’t read it yet, go grab a copy. So, as part of my big-picture editing, I’m reviewing and revising my MCs’ GMC. For one, my hero, I think I’m okay. I’ve got a sense of what he wants, what’s in his way, etc. It’s my heroine–truly, a lovely story-person–who gives me fits. Girl needs a new goal. Her original one just doesn’t work, even in a fantasy story. And, despite my thinking it would be A Great Plan, her goal can’t be To Do The Hero. Sigh. That’s just a side-benefit. My plan for her is to give her, or discover her goal and have it not be anything that has anything to do with a male. She’s not the most angsty type of character, which is refreshing because the hero IS, but that makes tracking her arc a leetle more difficult.

Do-able, but difficult.

So, those are my big weekend plans for writing/editing. How about you? What are you working on?

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