Rose and Belinda are coming along. The ideas are flowing. I keep getting more on structure and plot and characater and setting. It went on all day yesterday and today it began practically the minute I woke up. I haven’t even had a cup of tea yet! And I have papers to grade and midterm averages to calculate!
But I’m not complaining or if I am it’s a happy complaint. This creation process is the most fun part of writing books for me. But as I go through and categorize my entries (as of yesterday I have finished half of them) I see that Embellishments/Sugar Shack/Sugar Shack Queen didn’t just go through a series of titles. It also had whole subplots I dropped, point of views subtracted and added, characters who grew or diminished in importance to the story.
So what I’m cooking up now, I know, is subject to change. Still, it’s a lot of fun. As usual, my soundtrack is taking shape right along with the story, and it’s going to have the flavor of the main character’s initials, R & B. I’m going on vacation for a week in four days and I have a bunch of stuff to do to get ready for that, and one of them will be to load up my iPod with a new playlist and the fabulous affirmations from Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life DVD. And both are for the book.
Hmmm. Maybe I’m starting the book now because Florida (St. Pete) wants to be part of the setting. Naturally I’ll be bringing my laptop and a fresh notebook.