Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Now to Writing the Love Scene...

I know I could leave this until later, but I write sequentially, whether it's a first or last draft...

So I'm now at that stage where my hero, Hugh, has resolved his conflict, and Sarah has remembered enough to make sense of the past, so getting the pair of them together shouldn't be difficult, should it?

The storm has made it easier to create the opportunity, but why do two confident people then suddenly turn shy!

I know some writers, and readers, prefer the action to stop at the bedroom door. I've no problem with that.

I think it really is about the characters and how they feel. If you know your characters well then you'll know what is right for them.

I've never had any doubts about my current couple in the novella, they've clearly been attracted to one another from the moment they met again; and as their relationship has progressed, on the few occasions they've been able to kiss you could see the lighted fuse slowly heading for the powder keg...

But give them the opportunity to be alone together and for Hugh to propose...

I really can't blame either of them for this temporary hiccup, as they've both got issues that they've had to deal with. And their story is set in a time when there were moral expectations for young women.

When I went back to the scene today they were making progress, but I think they will only let the reader stay for a while before they demand privacy; they'll tell me when enough is enough...

As the final part of tying up the past has still to be finished to reach the happy ever after (HEA) it will only need one more chapter to complete the draft.

I know I said Chapter 16 was going to be the last one, but I was wrong, it will definitely be Chapter 17. :D

I've no doubt that when I begin the second draft and put in the missing scenes, some of the current chapters will change number. I may even end up with a couple more than I have now...













5 comments:

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  2. Carol, it sounds like it's all coming together - can't wait for the next teaser...

    Not sure what happened then, first comment was lost, so I posted a 'test' that made it, so I then removed it...

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  3. No worries, Helen. I know a lot of people find comments on blogger go awry.

    I had to stop writing this afternoon, because the tribe returned home. At least I'll be picking it up at an interesting point...:)

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  4. I always leave the love scenes until later in the hope they'll write themselves while I'm somewhere else. They never do.

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  5. Patsy, I'm finding it's a slow process because I'm delving into the character's deepest feelings. It will still need rewriting later. :)

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