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I’ve come to that point in my story: You know, the one where my characters stop doing what they’re told.
That’s right. Although I want them to, my hero and heroine stubbornly refuse to do the deed.
I had them right where I wanted them — alone on the couch at Kristi’s house. I even managed to initiate some hand-to-knee contact (his hand, her knee). But they refused to cooperate by going any further.
Sighing, Iput my computer to sleep for the night. When I woke up with a renewed desire to finish my scene, Kenny and Kristi still wouldn’t play ball.
I’ve already mentioned that I tend to write better sex scenes in a public place. I packed up my computer and headed off to the Barnes & Noble Cafe in hopes that they’d be more in the mood.
Even there, they refused to oblige my whim. Finally, I gave up and scrolled back a few pages to work on other scenes.
My theory is that they’re just not ready yet — even if I am. Perhaps if I add another few scenes between there (the moment they started getting hot for each other) and here (where they’re on the couch, being stubborn), they’ll actually start to behave the way I want them to.
A writer can dream, right? 😉
So far, work on the NaNo novel is going swimmingly. Not only did I cross the 10,000-word mark today (11,087), my hero and heroine had their first heavy makeout scene (followed closely by their first fight).
The handy NaNo stats page assures me I’m making great progress, averaging 2,772 words per day:
Current Day — 4
Total Words Remaining — 38,913
- I seem to end up writing some of my most sizzling sex scenes in a public place.
- My characters tend to get it on — at least for the first time — in a vehicle of some sort. (Today it was Kenny’s Ford Explorer.)
I guess that’s fodder for another post, though. 😉
I’m setting this blog post to publish at 12:01 a.m. (I think), so I won’t be lying — and I won’t have to miss out on prime noveling time to post!
Kenny and Kristi — and their quirky, wonderful love story — are beginning to take shape.
This is going to be a blast! 😉
In less than 24 hours, it’ll officially be Nov. 1 — and you know what that means: The kickoff of NaNoWriMo.
A frenzied month of writing. A full 50,000 words in 30 days.
Sounds daunting, right? Feeling a need for speed?
Hold on a minute. Put it into perspective: It’s just 1,667 words a day. When I think of it that way, it doesn’t sound so bad. 😉
I’m ready. I’ve been eager to start Kenny and Kristi’s story for weeks now. Finally, in less than 24 hours, I get to do it.
Bring on the coffee and sandwiches! And if anyone wants to send a Starbucks gift card my way, I wouldn’t complain …