It’s Like Falling in Love

There’s something magical to the process of just sitting down and letting your imagination go.  Yes, you will end up with a pretty rough first draft, but the magic is in the beauty that sneaks through while you’ve got that internal editor turned off.  I’m nearly halfway into the book and I can already tell I’ll have to add a scene or two into past chapters because my characters are getting to that point of understanding and on my part, love.  Yes, I cared for them in the beginning–I made them up so I should.  But it isn’t until you play them against the backdrop of their story that all these little secretive things about them start bubbling to the surface.  And you start to understand why they do the things they do, even when sometimes they still surprise you.  Makes the best kind of relationship. 

I had to shut down early today because I’m making a Thanksgiving feast.  Yeah, you read that right.  And yeah, I’m aware it’s September. 

It’s a ‘thank you’ dinner for a business colleague and my husband thinks I make the best turkey in the world, so this was the request.  So, I’ve been basting butter and Merlot on a cheese-cloth wrapped turkey most of the day.  (I love to cook-this isn’t a hardship.)  Also made wheat berry bread and “should be illegal” mashed potatoes.  I cheated on the stuffing, but hopefully, made up for it with the brownies.  LOL!  I’m gaining weight just from the scent permeating this house.

Fast Draft Update:  2114 Words today.  Short of my usual 3000 word a day goal, but I’d shortened it to 2000 today to compensate for the feast.  😉  Who knows, I may pay a little night visit to my characters later.  Especially if I have another glass of this wonderful Merlot I’m supposed to be basting with…

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
24,147 / 60,000
(40.0%)
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About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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3 Responses to It’s Like Falling in Love

  1. I’m drinking Pinot and skipping dinner.

  2. relliott4 says:

    Right now, the soporific aspect of the turkey is making me wish I’d skipped dinner… 😉

  3. Makes me hungry just to read about it. Maybe I need to cook a turkey. Basting with butter and Merlot sounds good, I’ll have to try that. Carol

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