So I ended up reading all of Inappropriate Touching. I didn’t mean to, but I was struggling with writing Bella’s voice. I finished chapter 25, but it felt like I was just plotting along, going from one outlined event to the next; a mindless drone.
Droolella is many things; a robot is not one of them.
I thought when I started writing again that each character would be comfy…like a worn old shoe.
Have you ever put a worn old shoe on?
It’s not usually as comfy as you imagine.
Is it possible to recapture that old feeling? I think it is, but it can never be exactly the same. The shoe will be stiff and your foot will invariably be puffier or longer or something.
It takes time. You just gotta wear the shoe. Wiggle your toes. Take it out and buy it dinner. Take a long walk on the beach. Get it warm and sweaty and wet…and suddenly you’re thinking about sex.
And there it is.