Friday, February 6, 2009


Friday is finally here. I wasn't in the office on Monday or Tuesday and still it seemed as if the end of the work week would never show up.

This weekend is writing and more writing. I've talked about house hunting, which although we've found the house, put the offer in, the sellers have accepted said offer, we are now in the waiting process for their bank to approve the offer. All of this, along with That's it. Why he shot up, I don't know. I even wrote it on the paper.

Do you think my hero would tell me? Nope. He just shot up and to make matters worse, he's sitting in a car. Now just so I don't sound like a total crazy writer, he is worried about the heroine. She did just find a very odd box outside her door and he has no clue as to who would leave it with her name scrawled across the top. But really, He shot up?

For now the line is gone and I'm moving on. I figure if Nick will tell me later if he wants too why it was there.

One thing I learned from this is to never walk away from scene in the middle of it. Otherwise when I come back to it, I may not know what was going to happen next and really, it might have been the best thing in the world.

What about you? Do you ever leave a scene for more than a week and come back to it and not remember what was going to happen next?

Oh, and speaking of the word 'next', Helen Scott Taylor will be here next week. She's giving away a copy of her book, answering questions, and there'll be an interview with her as well.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and the words flow.

WW's and PD's,


LKap said...

Are you kidding me...Reincarnate hasn't been looked at in how long - you probably know better than me V...LOL. I'm sure when I go back to it I'll wonder why they did something in the first place.
Nick will talk to you again - maybe we'll have to interview him.
Happy Friday!!!

Brandy W said...

Well since I'm only writing what has been dubbed Naughty Notes to hubby, I don't think I have the walk away from a scene problem. Though I started a story for him and just need to get back to it. I have the basic ideas but I'm not sure of the flow yet so I'm hoping the little break will help.

Cynthia Sherrick said...

I jump from one unfinished scene to another more than I'd like to admit. I try to type in a quick note about where I hope to go with the scene and then on to the next. :) I also write scenes out of consecutive order. Amazingly this works for me. It keeps me motivated when I get stuck.

Have a great weekend with your writing and characters! :)


Vicki said...

LKap, that's a fab idea. :)

Vicki said...

Brandy, I love that you write NN's to your hubby and I'm sure he's pretty happy about it too.

Vicki said...

Cynthia, I hear you. When I working on ATB, I got stuck, but I knew what the scene coming up would be. I wrote that, then was able to go back and finish the other one. :)

Besides, I say whatever works for us, do it.

Malicious Intent said...

If I blink I forget what I am doing. Focus skills of a flea.

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Shot up??? Like drugs or sitting up?

Maybe the box exploded or a ghost came out of it...teeheeheee, something made him shoot up...and if I know Nick...he's not into the drug thing!

Read back a few pages, sometimes that helps to get the mind thinking like it was.