Having a grumpy ‘I hate waiting’ day today. Also a ‘my mansucript sucks and is boring’ day. There’s lots of emotion in there – I’m actually wondering if there’s too much! – but it still feels boring! Maybe I’m too close. Maybe I need to put a car chase in there to liven things up. 😉 But y’know, with Modern Heat, it’s all about the internal conflict and that means keeping external stuff to a minimum. My characters don’t seem to do much but go from his house, to her house, to a restaurant, to a beach, back to her house… You see what I mean? This does seem to be the case with other Modern Heats I’ve been reading (and actually some Moderns too!) but when I read mine, it just feels like there should be more happening. I could stick in a mountain climbing scene, since my hero is a climber, but then that adds nothing to the romance and I’d only put it in to indulge myself.
Aaanyway, which is why I’d really, really like to hear back about what they think of it right now. Like everyone else with subs out there, right? 🙂 Think I need to go out on an NTAI spree…
Failing that, I could work on the five other manuscripts that I’ve got festering away on my computer, all in various stages of being re-written. In fact, I seem to have been in re-writing mode for the past six months. I’ve got the initial stages of a new idea but I keep getting distracted by my earlier manuscripts and ideas on how I can make them stronger.
Anyone else re-writing an old manscript? Or do old stories go down the bottom of a drawer never to be heard from again?