I’m involved in my story again. I’ve mentioned before that sometimes I just need to set aside time, and go to some other place to make myself write again. So last night, I wrote about 2500 words at Barnes and Noble.
It was a sex scene. A lesbian sex scene. And while the characters I was writing were not autobiographical, there were autobiographical elements to the story that actually made it tough to write the hot sex. I need to go back and re-work some of it, maybe adding some fluttering, heaving, and white hot cores or something. We’ll see how that goes.
I think the story is sound, however, so if the sex is all I have to work on, that’s doable.
This was part of my short story that is based on a character from the town before the main character shows up.
Also, I was reading Kim Harrison’s blog, where she posted a pic of her desk. It’s a good deal neater than mine, even though she was bemoaning the mess.
What I really picked up on, however, was her calendar collection and her description of how she used them. VOILA! I’ve been struggling with how to maintain a sense of time in my stories, and this is just so simple, so obvious and brilliant that I stopped everything I was doing to start seeking calendars.
Phantom, being the fabulous human being that he is, ran to the store and bought me a lovely calendar, and I’m going to try to map out the story so far, then progress from there. This would also be a great way to outline your story. Not by bullet points, but by dates. It’s also helpful for noting when full/new moons would be in the story, and setting things temporally in line with holy days. Since this is a story set in a pagan community, that counts.
So that’s my project for tonight. I should work on taxes since they’re due tomorrow, but fuck it. I’ll get them done tomorrow after work. I owe anyways, so I may even file an extension. 😦