Q. How do you create chemistry between your characters that keeps readers turning the pages? I mean, I know chemistry when I see it on the TV or movie screen but when do you know you’ve captured it on the page?
I’m a writer so I see the world a little differently from… let’s say doctors, teachers, mechanics, reporters and politicians. Everyday I may hear or see something that may end up in the pages of my book. Sometimes, I wish I wore a baseball cap that read, “Be careful because I’ll twist, embellish and add more drama to whatever you say just to make it fit my novel.”
While web surfing a few author sites, I discovered a writing tracker to post on my website. It’s a good tool to update site visitors on my writing progress but it’s also a glaring reminder that I need to get South Beach finished before the end of July. It says I’m only ¼ of the way there. (Sighs)
He knew he didn’t give me enough time to steady my emotions and compose myself. His smile made me blush like old times and our brief polite hug didn’t deter the familiarity of his touch.
I saw K.P. over Memorial Day this weekend. It started with receiving his unexpected texts, that turned into him calling me and sharing a few laughs then he surprised me with an impromptu visit. It happened so quickly; the re-connection happened within the span of a half hour and even as I type my account of yesterday's events I can’t catch my breath.
Q. How would you describe Graham Sheridan? When I think of a magazine editor in chief I think of a stressed out, coffee guzzling and TUMS chewing Type A personality. Is that who he is?
I got it! At 5:30AM when my eyes slowly opened to greet the day, the answer to my problem with the opening of North Star came and it clear as crystal. I have to thank my ‘former guy, now friend’ for letting me verbalize my writing dilemma last night and God for the much needed epiphany.
Yesterday my youngest hija was recognized for her participation in Varsity Cheerleading. As she stood at the podium to receive her varsity letter and the award for the ‘Most Improved Player’ I was reminded about how far she has come as an athlete. Tennis and Cheerleading kept her very active this school year and her people skills have improved dramatically.
There are times in my life when I'm focused, driven and determined to achieve my goals. And then there are times when I'm unfocused due to my own lack of direction or poor personal decisions. Today was one of those unfocused days.
It’s been a very hectic couple of weeks but the writing must go on. I’ve redefined my relationship with my guy. I guess you would say we’re more friends now. Both of us need time to focus on other parts of our lives. I’ve re-connected with my half-sister; she a literary writer that has mastered the art of securing an agent. (I’m next!!) Well I stumbled across the rules of Colin Powell so I thought I would share them with you. I think I used his top seven on every day of this week.
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