Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Snowy March Day! And thoughts on plotting.
Played back the first of my two taped plotting sessions from Plot Group. Always interesting what great ideas I get from the group. And then the way I see the story moving after I've played the tape back. usually, we plot the heroes a little harsh. I find more and more I like to dial them back a bit. Make them more sympathetic.
Well, sometimes. LOL In this story--working title: Her Highness and the Bodyguard--the hero, Marcus and the heroine, Rhiannon (yes, a princess) have history. We plotted it so that Rhia loved Marcus madly in the past and he walked away for duty's sake. I think I'm going to say they BOTH walked away. That she had things she wanted to do and marrying at the age of 18 (when they first hooked up) wasn't one of them. But then they get trapped in a car in a Montana snowstorm. What do you know? Nature takes its course... Mwahaha.
Montana? you might be wondering. A princess and her bodyguard in Montana? Well, see, in the previous story (The manuscript of which I will be starting next week), the heroine, Belle, went to Montana to honor a friend's dying wish. There she met horse rancher Preston McCade and...
Wait. You don't need to read all that. Not now. Later. Like in December, when Belle's book will be on the stands.
It is a bit odd, talking about books that aren't even written yet. Odd, but wonderful. At least to me...