Finding the character

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 latex.

And there it is.


2 thoughts on “Finding the character

  1. Thanks for the travelogue through your writer’s mind. I love hearing about the process a writer goes through when she works through obstacles only to come out on the other side victorious! I am sure that old, worn shoe will soon be fitting like a glove once again.

    P.S. It’s plodding along, not plotting alone. :-)

    1. Thanks! I actually meant “plotting” as in going through the plot (to sound like plodding, but not to mean that…a kind of play on words), but “alone” was a typo. Thanks for the catch!!

      I updated. Hope that’s clearer. :)

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