I typed 11 pages of revision notes this week and jumped in. I know how to fix the bad parts and improve the good parts. I know who I want my characters to be and how to ramp up the conflict. It’ll be a lot of work and I’m not sure I’ll get it done before the conference, but I’m relieved to know everything is fixable.
School starts in a week. I’m trying not to get depressed about it.
I’m completely in love with my story.
I talked to one of my friends on the phone about what makes us fall in love with certain literary heroes. Like what is it about Mr. Darcy that makes girls swoon? What is it about Edward that turns so many Twi-Mom’s into crazies? I’m not talking about the actors being good-looking either. I mean, what is it that truly makes these characters so memorable and gripping? We came up with a great list and I can’t wait to give my hero in A Broken Kind of Beautiful some of these traits!
God is so good. I felt deflated after reading my manuscript. Then I have a day like Monday where He shows up like only He can and all these ideas leap inside my head. Ideas on how to improve the story. Ideas that rekindled my excitement. Ideas that didn’t come from me, but from Him.
Question to Ponder: What are your cares, concerns, and celebrations today? What makes a literary hero memorable to you?