Saturday, December 17, 2005

Woo Hoo!

I figured it out!


Figured what out, you ask?

How to make my blasted WIP work. It took a complete 180 in behavior for the heroine's current squeeze, and I think that sometimes such a drastic change is hard to figure out. We get it in our heads just what kind of character someone is, and won't let him change, even when it's the best thing for our story.

Having him be a nice guy instead of a cheating slime ball will strengthen the conflict dramatically, and really up the stakes when Liv has to choose her man at the end from two valid contenders.

I like it. I really like it! (Add Sally Field emphasis here -- do you think she'll ever live that down? Not until those of us who remember it are dead and gone, I suppose!)

Now, I need to go get to work.


MaryF said...

Hey, that's exactly the problem I'm fixing in my WIP! Yay, us!

Charity said...

Hooray! Oh, this sounds like you’re on to something that will really work for you! And you can weave in the idea that while Geoff is a perfectly nice guy, he’s still unsuitable for Liv and have us rooting for her and Mike.