Nov 11, 2008

Happily Ever After

I admit it. I'm a sucker for a good romance. I want the hero and heroine, boy and girl, frog and princess to get together. I knew I was in trouble last week at my critique group when Tristi prefaced her comments about my most recent chapter with something like, "Remember, I love whom I chasteneth." Then she went on to tell me that the romantic scenes I'd written were coming too fast and too soon in the story

I can honestly say I knew this when I was writing it. I'm working on a new book and it's been a struggle. I have a man and woman trapped in a remote mountain cabin for several weeks. I'm trying to come up with ideas of things they can do, or things that can happen during this time. There's only so much you can do in a two-room cabin. Any and all ideas are welcome? (As long as they are clean!) Please send them my way.

It's actually very motivating to receive feedback and suggestions on my writing. I come away from our critique group every week having learned something new and a better writer because of it. We have way too much fun discussing plot holes, scenes that won't quite work, points of view, doctrines of the gospel, and in my case just plain old trying to rush things. (Did that about sum up last week's meeting?) Thanks guys! I'd be lost without you.

Tristi, Heather, Danyelle, Keith, Me, and Nichole


And Tristi, thanks for reminding me that happily ever after doesn't come in the middle of the story!

2 comments:

Cathy Witbeck said...

Kim, has there been an avalanche yet? What about pesky varmints, racoons, squirrels, rabid bats, perhaps a moose who is really lost. How is the food situation? What can they cook up that is way weird? What is the water situation? How do they shower or bathe? Wow, you've got lots to cover. Have fun.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Thanks for not hating me forever. :) Last week's meeting was pretty cool -- we about covered every base there was!

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