Saturday, October 23, 2010

When words fail you...edit!

I was getting pretty frustrated with the whole 'I have nothing to write' thing but I'm figuring there is some sort of pattern here and I just need to ride it out.

So, I did some editing instead.

Not quite as satisfying as getting a few pages written but still proactive.

I may know what the problem is.

As I mentioned before I am at the point where my two characters are going to finally get to do more than kiss! YEAH!

In the first book there was so much fiery passion up to this point that it was easy to get them to bed. It was a moral imperative!


This one isn't so clear cut.

They have been a little luke warm with each other and I'm wondering if I have to go back and ramp things up a bit to make it more believable.
I guess I was going for more romantic in this story but I'm not sure I'm up for that. 

Yes, I know it's a 'romance' novel but it doesn't have to be all flowery and gross.

I like the 'throw them up against the wall' kind of thing most of the time.

Not saying there isn't situations that call for sweetness and light, there is, but I don't think this is one of them.

I guess I prefer to write the frantic moments.
When they need each other so bad it's tangible.
When the heat in the room causes furniture to combust.
When the feel of skin on skin causes the world to stop rotating and gravity ceases to exist.


I'm not feeling any of that at this point and I think that might be causing my writing dilemma.


I'll have to go back and see if I can add some spice so that these two characters don't have to wait any longer and I can get back to work.

8 comments:

Joanna St. James said...

here is another idea, maybe they are not ready to have sex make you can get them started and throw some obstacles in the way, that would crank things up a notch.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Joanna - When I read your post it made sense. Maybe they aren't ready. But I'm 29,000 words in and I'm concerned that they might be prudish.
I also thought today that although I have tried to imply they are in danger, I didn't use that as a reason to cause them to go to the next level. The "Oh my, we might die, kiss me" scenario.
Hmmmm.
Thanks for your suggestion.

L.A. Wharton said...

Well, they may not be ready, but I am. If your fiction writing is half as descriptive as your posts, I think you're ready, too. Where's my man? I'm feelin' a little frantic...

Heather M. Gardner said...

L.A. - You gave me a true Laugh Out Loud moment there! Thank you!

Madeleine said...

You could insert a teaser, not the full blown sex scene but a frustrated attempt? Thanks for following my blog :O)

Heather M. Gardner said...

Madeleine - That's not a bad idea either. There has to be a real reason that I am stuck. It must mean something. I like frustrated. I might be able to work with that.
Thanks for visiting.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like your significant other isn't tending to his duties lately......you gotta live it to write it, right? ;-)

Heather M. Gardner said...

There is always tending, Anon! Don't worry. I will write you something juicy soon.