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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday Check in…The fire is lit!

So, I've finally been able to rewrite the first three chapters of my manuscript.  I'm sure I'll never be 100% happy with it but I find it greatly improved.  But the thing is, who am I?  I'm not my reader am I?

I was told a while ago that I needed to add a little Honorcpt (my fanfic writing persona) to my work.  I thought I understood, but I didn't.  Somehow though, since last Sunday I've figured it out.  Anyway, I sent it to one of my betas for their opinion.  I asked them to be brutally honest and the response was that it was like a fire was lit under Honorcpt's ass.  I have to say that's the nicest thing anyone has ever said about my writing. What got me was that they felt what my character felt and that's what was missing.

Emotion.  A reader needs to be vested in the character and the story.  As a reader, I want to care about what happens next.  As I writer it's my job to make you care.  I think…no dammit I know that I've figured it out.   

I am adding descriptors, expanding on dialogue and just generally trying to make it a more enjoyable read.  It's flowing…Knowing that I'm participating in ROW80, helps…a lot…so thank you for the opportunity to participate.  And now…back to work!


  1. cry when they die - I am stuck at the moment because I cannot write anything emotional at the moment and I agree you need to engage totaly with characters - otherwise how can the reader? good luck - keep smiling

  2. you have to feel it to write. Put yourself there. I find I can do that better in fan fiction but I think that's because I can hide behind those characters. But I'm getting there! Thanks and good luck to you...

  3. Love it when breakthroughs happen. Hope this week was filled with lots of breakthroughs as well. All the best.