Thoughts of a wanna-be author and student.

January 19, 2011

Falling In Love

Has it seriously been a week since I last posted? Crazy! Doesn't feel like that at all. I've got to get onto a schedule for this.

I cranked out my first scene (of the revamped story) and what did I discover? That Emelie was about as interesting as white bread and butter. Not good. I'd spent so much time getting into Axel's head that I didn't even think of getting into Emelie's--every other character besides Axel included here. Such a bad habit!

But, as with most problems, it was fixed. Phew! Out of all the years I've been writing, I don't think I've ever realized just how much of a discovery process this can be. It's amazing. I love learning, so these continual discoveries are right up my alley.

As I've continued on to my second scene--shooting Axel with as many of Cupid's arrows as I can manage before he bleeds out--I can't help but feel proud. He's falling for her, and falling hard--and I'm falling in love with the idea of them falling in love. Sounds a bit ridiculous because I know the outcome but, it's the truth!

It's amazing to feel what Axel is feeling--or at least, an extension of it. I only hope it'll convey to readers too! Back to the grindstone (if Luca doesn't preoccupy my time by eating his feet or growling at me to do who the heck knows what)!


  1. Hey, love is always thrilling. Sometimes I think my characters emotions inspire me instead of the other way around - that sounds crazy, doesn't it?

  2. Ah, welcome back to blogging! A week does feel like a long time!! It sounds like you're making huge progress with your WIP and that's what it's all about. Eventually, it will all make it's way onto paper and all of this angst will be worth it:)

  3. Storytreasury - I'm getting that feeling these days, too. They're definitely inspiring.

    Lindsay - Thanks! It feels like forever! I'm definitely making some headway with it. I have a good feeling everything will be worth it in the end. :)

  4. You've done a good job finding Emelie :) Now for everyone else! I'm excited to meet them.

  5. Thanks. A certain someone is going to be VERY easy. They're already in my head... Talking... All the time...

  6. Falling in love with our characters and their relationships is part of the fun of being a writer. Enjoy it. :)


  7. Yes, I'm glad to be on the journey with them. Thank you, Lola. :)

  8. Good luck with edits...I think it's important to love your characters, faults and all (just like real people)

    New follower...

  9. Thanks for stopping by and following, Demitria! I definitely think loving everything (faults and all) about your characters is important too.

    Thanks for the comment!

  10. It's so great to see you feeling that way about your characters. My MC seemed a bit flat to me as well, so I've been giving her more depth in this latest revision. I love that you're shooting Axel with cupid's arrows (poor Axel!) :)



  11. Rachael, it's good to know someones in the same boat as me! I bet she'll end up super awesome by the end of your revisions--or at least close.

    And yes... Axel has been shot many times. He's bleeding love all over the pages! :D


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