None much progress on the writing front this week. Still struggling with the same scene I've been stuck on for an embarrassingly long time. Usually my problem has to do with pacing, but this time I think it comes down to me not really knowing what needs to happen in the scene. I have a bullet list of things I want/need my characters to say and do, but putting it all together in a coherent fashion just isn't working. It might turn out I have to dump some of those items on my checklist, but deciding which of my darlings to kill and which should stay is hard.
Either way, I'm REALLY tired of working on this chapter.
Some of you might recall I had laser surgery to repair a small tear in my retina a couple of months ago. Well, I went back to the doctor for a
followup and while the original tear was fine, a new one had developed, which meant I had to go through the laser
procedure again. Oh joy! It only took a few minutes, and this time I was prepared for the discomfort, so it wasn't too bad, but I'm praying no new
tears show up when I go back in a few weeks.
And if you haven't already seen it, be sure to check out Crystal Collier's post from Wednesday
Have a great weekend and enjoy the links!
5 Ways to use Facebook Groups to Build Book Buzz
Ask the Story Genius: What Does ‘Likeable’
6 Ways Grammarly Can Improve Your Writing And Editing
The Structure of a Romance Story: Part Two
The Structure of a Romance Story: Part Three
How I fell for The Good Wife…Elements of
a Stellar Opening Scene
When It’s OK to Listen to Your Inner Editor