Today’s writing was an epic battle not with myself but with life around me.
Sometimes resistance really does come from outside of you.
First I fell asleep again after my alarm went on and woke up at 5:30 am just in time for the gym (okay that one is my fault). Then I hit the couch with my laptop as soon as I walked in the house at 7:00 am. Laptop died. Twice. Then the household woke up but anyhow… I stuck with it and got a scene finished after an hour and a half of editing.
I’m back on the romance. Had a chat with my 13 years old who is wise beyond his years and convinced me to complete all the different genres I have (contemporary romance, paranormal romance, novella and middle grade) and submit them all until I get one bite. Hey that’s the kid who is now learning viola on top of his violin so he can get into his school senior orchestra.
You do what you can to get where you want to be.
And it’s a good thing I’m now working on this because I am totally in love with the story and characters and it just fit the mood I am in right now. I can’t stop working on it.
So that’s the plan for now.
What I learned today:
I bough a copy of Writer’s Digest this week-end and the editorial gave me a great idea. Think of one reader who would read your book. Give her a name, describe her, like: Skyler, 24 years, female, computer programmer by day, gamer by night, live with boyfriend and has a secret addiction to Twilight.
Write for one reader alone!
When you got your one reader, write for that person only. Be consistent. Narrow your audience. Don’t try to write for a 13-99 years old crowd of everyone’s invited. Stay focus – your book will be tighter.
I do like it. I’m working on defining my reader. But I think it will help me because I will stick with one theme, one heat level, one type of hero, one type of setting. It might certainly help me from switching tone throughout the book.
One book – one tone.
Also agent Scott Eagan had a good article this morning on keeping your main plot line throughout your story.