This blog follows how a romance novel set in the Borders of medieval Scotland is researched, written and hopefully *hopefully* published.

Join me on the writing journey and get inspired to try writing a little romance into your own life!

Friday, January 19, 2007

The Blame Game--Tag, You're It, RomanceWriter! ;-)

Ok, so it's not my fault I'm running behind on my "Romance Writer's Word of the Day" entries... Thanks to RomanceWriter , I've gotten utterly hooked on this Word Count Journal site. As much as I'd like to send a scathing "For shame!" to her ;-), it's actually helped get me pushing forward with a contest entry.

Before the journal, I was merely toying with the idea of entering a certain contest. But, one thing led to another (as they often do) and I wound up getting an idea, a plot and a place to put it so I could track my progress.

Sure, I have their system set to private (sorry) but I've been pounding out the writing (4000 words yesterday--day 2). And so far, it's not too bad ;-) Not polished, but not heinous.

And, I was trained early on to compete with myself. Will I do more than 4000 words today? Probably not, but I've already written my heroine's necessary confrontation with her husband and begun her next meeting with her disheartened lover (2000 words plus).


I'm trying to work things in so it's quite spicy, but I'm making sure to stay clear of sex that doesn't help move the plot and characters forward. Eh, I'm not sure what will become of it yet... I've revamped my outline (simplified it due to time and length constraints), but it has the potential of being a much longer work.

I "pitched" it to my husband as: "It's like a Dr. Phil family on a boat with eyepatches."

He roared with laughter. "Remember that," he said. "That could make for a fun cover letter."

So, thanks, RomanceWriter (really)! Neat site, neat way to push myself along!

Hope you're all writing!
~Saoirse

1 comment:

RomanceWriter said...

LOL! I love that description of your story!!! That sounds like something I would dig reading.

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