Thursday, February 26, 2009

Discovery

"Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn't wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say." -- Sharon O'Brien

So there I was, innocently typing away on my sequel to "One Love for Liv" when Geoff dumped on me. Seriously. It wasn't supposed to be a big, introspective moment. And I don't know why he's never talked to me like that before (maybe, because in Liv I wrote him as a cheating slimeball the first time through -- all attitude and no morals -- and he hasn't forgiven me for that, even though I changed a lot of that for the final story), but I now know where his self-esteem issues come from (aside from the fact that he's follicly challenged, something I didn't even know, but apparently my cover artist at Samhain did... and it's working out nicely now).

In any case, despite growing up in a wealthy family (distant relatives) and graduating top of his class at Harvard law, Geoff doesn't think very highly of himself. Poor guy.

My heroine has her work cut out for her. Lucky for her, she has no self-esteem problems and grew up in a loving, albeit really strange, family.

And so... marching onward, ever onward...

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We had agility last night and Dakota did fabulously! She balked at the "walk-it" and the "frame" and the "see-saw" as expected... BUT... the second time on the frame, she went right up, and the third time on the walk-it she went right up, and she didn't completely refuse the see-saw, she was just really, really hesitant. I'm thrilled! Now, I need to make sure I don't mess up again, because it was MY error that struck fear into her little doggy heart.

I still wish the dang class wasn't so late, though. UGH.

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You Are a Green Light



You take life at a fast pace. You act quickly and decisively.
You have good instincts and trust your gut. You're confident and brave.

You are determined and ambitious. You don't allow yourself to waste time.
It's no surprise that you get a lot done. You are efficient and productive.



Yeah... that's about right. Judy?

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11 comments:

Ceri Hebert said...

For some reason I'm a green light, but I think I'm more yellow.

I love it when characters do unexpected things. My character's "future" husband isn't turning out to be a likable person. He's a bit judgmental, a bit too staid.

I guess I know how that relationship will turn out.

MomJane said...

I'm a green light too, however this test is one that would be easy to cheat on. I could see after the first question that I would be green. No sense in cheating however. No fun in that.

Glad to hear about Dakota and her class. Maybe she is growing up.

Amy said...

she has no self-esteem problems and grew up in a loving, albeit really strange, family.

So she grew up at my house....

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You Are a Yellow Light

You take life at a sustainable past. Fast enough to do a lot, but not fast enough to leave everyone behind. You are open to whatever may come your way in life. You're very receptive.

You are quite thoughtful and knowledgeable. You have the perfect mix of reflection and experience.
You think before you act. You like to know some of the facts before you make a decision.


Hmm. About 75% right.

Mary Lindsey said...

I love the fact your male mc is successful yet insecure. Nice contradictory mix.

Yep. Green light, here.

Tori Lennox said...

You Are a Red Light

You take life at a slow pace. Life is long, so what's the rush?
You are very selective. You don't make a decision until you're sure it's the right one.

You have amassed some wisdom in your life, and you put it to good use. You don't act rashly.
You are fair and impartial. People can count on you to do the right thing, even if you take some time to figure out what that is.


I think I'm offended. *g*

oregonsunshine said...

I'm a green light too! Now if only I could find that energy to work out every day...

Brandy said...

I'm a green light, however I feel more like a red light. *g*
Good news that Dakota is doing so well!

I hope your writing goes well today.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oooh, that's so cool about Geoff. Can't wait to read the next book. :)

Dru said...

I'm a green light as well.

I'm glad Geoff is talking to you. I didn't like him much in Liv.

I hope you had a good Thursday.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I can just see Geoff with Faith from Buffy... not.

But I'd like to see that. ;-)

This sounds like this book has given you a run for your money.

Melissa said...

Cool on Geoff. It's great when that happens.

Hope you aren't too tired from staying up later.