Tuesday, June 9, 2015

What Are You Working On?

Jennifer talks about her WIP...

I’m at the stage in my current manuscript where I can see and almost taste the ending. My hero and heroine have gone through the black moment, they’re in the abyss and now they need to climb out in order to reach their happily ever after so that I can type, “The End.”

I procrastinated writing the black moment. I like my characters. I’ve spent the book rooting for them and I didn’t want them to suffer. But they have to, because the entire story has been leading up to that moment of suffering, and to avoid it would let down the reader. So they’re apart right now, and suffering mightily. With a hero who doesn’t express his feelings easily, this is going to be tricky. Add in a heroine who refuses to repeat the mistakes of her past and it’s going to be doubly tricky. But like I said, I’m almost at the end and I’m chugging along.

Additionally, I have a great idea for Book 4. I have my characters and I have their black moment. I still need a lot of other details before I can write, but the characters are nudging me and even if I wanted to slow down on Book 3, they won’t let me.


So what are you working on?

6 comments:

  1. I think climbing back up the slope from the black moment is one of the most satisfying parts of writing. The end is in sight, and it's just a case of getting your characters there without making it too easy for them!
    I'm about half way through my current WIP, and trying to sort out the two main plot strands as well as the romance! I have a pretty good idea about the last quarter of the story, but getting from the 50% point to the 75% point isn't as clear in my mind yet!

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    1. I agree, Paula. And as for the 50-75 part, don't worry, your characters will tell you!

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  2. Fantastic, Jen.
    The moment when the H & H can get back together is the most satisfying part of a story--and should be for both writer and reader.

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    1. Yes it is! It's that "Awwww" moment. :)

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  3. I started a new story back a few months ago, made some progress, and now it's languishing. However, it is officially summer vacation, so I hope to rectify that soon.

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    1. Happy summer! I'm looking forward to writing this summer too.

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