Saturday, 21 August 2010

What's Wrong With A Little Bump n' Grind?

Well, first off, little isn't quite the right word. In my case is big and long and...get your mind out of the gutter...the ditch will suffice!!!

I'm having problems with my characters. They've been in the bedroom for, get this, seven pages. Eeep! Nothing I do or say seems to get through! I'm tearing my hair out trying to get them to at least come up for air, or food, or meaningful conversation, but...nah, it ain't happening!

I get that they haven't seen each other for years but this is ridiculous! One of them is going to drop dead at this stage. I tried using the telephone call strategy to prise them apart, but heck, hero didn't answer the call!

Someone please pass me the foghorn or a bucket of iced water or a lassoo or...anything, please, I need help!

Maybe I'll get my good friend Joe Manganiello (who plays Alcide Herveaux in True Blood) to give me a hand since his surname actually means "billy club". What do you think?

12 comments:

  1. Your poor characters must be exhausted. On the other hand, think of all that satisfaction :-)

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  2. Yeah, s'pose I could look on the bright side, Jo, if only i wasn't so exhausted for them, too ;)

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  3. Well at least they're having fun. I'm clearing out the 'toyroom' urgh.

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  4. What a pickle, lol. You always have such great posts, Maya. Can't wait to read this latest WIP!

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  5. 聰明的人喜歡猜心 雖然每次都猜對了卻失去了自己的心..................................................... ............

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  6. Ooh, I love Alcide! It's a toss up between him and Eric....
    Your characters didn't happen to go to Natalie Anderson's workshop on writing sizzling scenes did they??? Lol! I guess - what are they doing in there? How is what they're doing changing their conflict? If it isn't doing anything but make them feel good, break out that icebucket baby. :-)

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  7. lol, Sally. Good luck with clearing the toyroom :)

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  8. Thanks Felicity! I solved it by not writing anymore, hehee. Maybe they'll get the message now!

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  9. Ah, I love Alcide too. And Eric. And Bill. And Sam. Gawd, even Lafayette makes me sit up and blink! I think I'm in worse shape than my characters! Don't worry, Jackie, they won't be keeping their 'seven pages' when it comes to editing, I assure you ;)

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  10. Thanks, Junjun, nice name!

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  11. You could always add a hoax fire alert and have the local brigade hose down the heat in their bedroom :-)

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  12. lol, what a great idea, Sherry! Unfortunately, they're aboard a cruise ship. Hmmm, maybe I could arrange for one of them to fall overboard...or is that going too far? ;)

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