Thursday, April 21, 2011
Making good progress with Bowie Bravo's book--that's Jason Lewis on the left there; he's my working image for Bowie.
This one's turning out to be a really...tender kind of story. I guess I knew it would be, since it's a second-chance story. Bowie has a lot to make up for. Sometimes he wants to give up--and leave again.
But he knows he can't. He knows that this is his big chance, and no matter how hard it gets, he is not going to blow it. Glory, his heroine, is having a tough time of it, too. She's still attracted to him and doesn't want to be. She also knows it's her job to help him forge a relationship with the son he left behind. So she's totally conflicted. And that makes for fun writing.
In the end, it's all about the conflict when you're writing fiction. This book has plenty.
Also, I find myself using a whole lot of Kleenex. I'm almost halfway through with the manuscript, and already it's a two-box-of-Kleenex job. I'm telling myself that means I'm getting the emotion on the page. And that's a very good thing!