Sunday, May 30, 2010

How do you know?

I figured it's been FAR TOO LONG between posts.

I'd like to say I've been working hard and getting contracts, but I've only been working marginally hard and I haven't heard from the Ed yet - still it's only been 3 and a half weeks, so I really need to learn a touch of patience.

Anyway in good NTAI tradition I started a new MH idea - OROD is its acronym and therefore it shall be referred to as OROD on the blog :)

I have written a partial synopsis, character conflicts and then first chap of OROD (sounds like sci-fi doesn't it?) I really love this first chap and thanks to my lovely CPs I'm hoping it now really, really sparkles. Problem is... usually when I write I have a clear idea of what the BM will be that tears these perfect lovers apart. And right now... I have zilch of an idea.

In essense... the heroine's conflict involves her being divorced and always feeling second best to her actress sister. Her sister is now dead and this leads the heroine to travel to LA for a a week. Here she meets drop-dead-gorgeous hero who just happened to be a VERY good friend of her sister's. His conflict is mainly related to the fact he was brought up in a home frought with arguments and hate and although he's escaped and made a good life for himself, he still feels essentially not good enough. She's only planning on staying in LA a week and ends up staying with him.

I'm hoping to write gorgeous sexual tension between them, which they don't consummate until her last night in LA... they both know the other is going back but I'm not sure what happens next!?

Anyway I'm really just rambling here and making sure you know I'm still alive and trying to work out wip issues. Hopefully I'll get my head around them soon and be able to continue with these characters and story I adore.

But just wondering... how many of you know how the BM and ending will pan out before you put pen to paper or finger to keyboard?


Janette Radevski said...

I always think I have the MB all planned out - but really, it changes like, ten times.

Don't fret dear - it'll come to you!

Janette Radevski said...

Ummm that should be - BM, not sure what the MB is...

Angie Peters said...

Welcome back, Rach :) Ahh, new story love - isn't it great?
Nope, I don't know my BM. Anything I come up with way too early in the piece comes across as manufactured.
Sounds like you've got lots of juicy opportunities for conflict here. So both the hero and heroine don't feel good enough, don't feel they deserve love? Have I got it right?
I'm sure the BM will come to you while you're writing :)

Lacey Devlin said...

Sending out good vibes for your ms! Gotta love having your work out there. OROD definitely sounds sci-fi. I come in peace...

Rachael Johns said...

Janette - lol, I was wondering if MB was some new term? You're thinking of Nora's Monster Bride's aren't ya?

Angie - isn't new story love the greatest. If only I could get past chap one. Great to know you don't know what's gonna happen. I shall just keep plodding on :)

Lacey -thank for the good vibes. OROD really is a hilarious acronym, especially since I'm probably THE LAST person on earth who'll ever write sci-fi!