Welcome Back, Muse
Movie Quote of the Day:
Georgeous! Beautiful! Wish you were here.
– Kate, French Kiss
Wow.. when she comes back, she comes back with a vengeance. Hello, Muse! I’ve missed you.
I’ve been writing like never before. The novel has taken hold of me and I can’t get out of that world. My brain is stuck there. I find myself daydreaming about that world, wishing I were there. So in order to live it again, I’m writing again. I’m starting to doodle with ideas for the sequel. I mean, I had ideas before, but now they are starting to become clearer to me.
This job is exactly what I’ve needed to get the creativity back. (It helps I have time to write during the day again.)
I’ve been wanting to watch a bunch of romantic comedies lately. I like to think the wittiness of those characters will help me with the off-the-wall relationship of my two main characters in Ransom & Fortune. I want them to be romantically involved, but I also don’t want to loose that sexual tension. They like to antagonize each other quite a bit and it’s fun writing their pithy remarks to each other.
As I was working on Ransom & Fortune this morning, it occurred to me I made an interesting error. Several issues back (their first time travel stop in Scotland), my characters came across William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. I accidentally named two of the characters in their latest stop William and Robert. So I’m writing along when suddenly my hero says to the heroine, “Soâ€¦another William came to your rescue, eh?” And I pause and think… heeeeeey… why didn’t I think of that? It was so subconscious that the character of Dane suddenly took over and wrote the scene for me. It probably sounds like I need to visit the loony bin, but really, he dictated that entire scene to me. It’s given me an idea I think I can work in very nicely, which would also tie into a novella I’d like to do with these two and the characters from Mending Resolute. The author and I have been toying with the idea of merging our two serials and writing a novella. Problem is, neither one of us have had a chance to sit down and brainstorm anything for it yet. So for the time being, I’ll let the idea germinate.
Must dash. More later.