So I thought I was through with Red. Spoke too soon. The Pink Hammer has not yet signed off on the final fight scene. Some people might wonder why I listen when others think it’s fine the way it is. First, I tend not to trust people who think everything is fine the way it is. If they don’t have SOMETHING they think can be improved, that says to me they aren’t a critical (in a critique not a critic kind of way) reader. Second, she’s that uber discerning reader who has really high standards and making her happy means the book is far better than just okay. If we had more people like her in publishing, there wouldn’t be this glut of kind of meh books flooding the market. Plus, she sometime softens the blows with chocolate. Win win.
So today I am wearing THIS T-shirt:
Because IMA KICK THAT FIGHT SCENE’S BUTT! GRRR!!!!!! (Don’t I sound fierce? You can’t see it, but I’m totally making The Scary Face. Fear me.)
So I haven’t actually started on Riven yet other than updating my notes and outline and figuring out details. It’s still percolating. And that’s fine. Elodie’s still packing up her stuff while Dahlia is hanging out in the doorway to my brain, waiting to take up residence. You know, because my brain is really just a dorm for my characters.
In GIT news, I am on a 2 day streak (yeah I know, I started on Monday). I deserve SERIOUS PROPS for continuing yoga this morning for the 4th day in a row (I am up to the Flexibility Advanced routine) because I SO did not want to haul my fanny out of bed. I was having serious good cuddle with my pillow and was SO SO COMFY and sleep was so nice. Possibly there were dreams of Daniel Craig in leather chaps–but I don’t remember. Might have been wishful thinking. But I GOT UP and I FREAKING DID IT. And holy crap am I gonna feel that. Three levels to go on this program, then I might switch over to the Weight Loss routine again. Or I might hang out here for a while. It seems to be burning as many calories and so far, no crane pose. Hallelujah.
Good for you having high standards for yourself! Kick that scene into shape!
I started a new exercise program last week, and my muscles are screaming. But it feels good knowing we’re getting healthy, right? Keeping physically fit is also good for the brain, and thus the writing. Best wishes on the ROW80!
Right now I am trying to tell myself that props are a sufficient substitute for chocolate. I’m not sure my brain is buying it.
Hang in there, Kait. I’m glad you have an excellent critical reader–they are worth their weight in gold. 😀 I feel your yoga/kung fu is strong, and you’ll show that scene what’s what.
Have a great day.
Love the “Goddess In Training,” Kait!
I always found fight scenes harder to write than intimate ones. Red is so worth it, though. Love the shirt, btw!
Good luck on the fight scene! I almost bought that shirt.
Go Kait Go! You can do it!
Woohoo! Good for you. I had a little giggle over the “high standards.” I kinda just thought I was being snippy because I can always manage to find something that needs fixing.
Love what you said about a critical reader. I like constructive criticism much more than someone blowing smoke up my a** to try and make me feel better. Even the best works can use a critical eye, not just a praising eye. Loving ROW80!