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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Take That, Meter!

I laugh in the meter's face. I was on a roll last night, wrote nine pages. Mostly dialogue, but it just flowed out of me. I let my cp know of some plot changes and twists I came up with and she asked more thought-provoking questions (she loves to do that!) that gave me some ideas (so I love it when she does that!).

I feel good about this one. My biggest problem in the past has been not enought motivation. Not enough internal conflict. I can come up with external conflict no prob but it's the internal stuff that gives me pause. I need to dig deeper, which I did with these characters. And after yesterday's questions I've dug a little more.

Plus, there's a great workshop going on at www.romancedivas.com about conflict. I'm not participating (it started Sun and I only started reading it late last night), but there's a lot of useful info on it. I think I need to read Debra Dixon's Goal, Motivation, Conflict. I'm in the middle of Donald Maass' Writing the Breakout Novel, which I'm enjoying. I finally felt compelled to read the thing. Too many people talk about it.

How's everyone's writing going? Feeling good? Feeling stuck? Trust me, this roll I'm on will probably come to a halt here soon. Not being negative, just being realistic. Y'all know what I'm talking about.