Another Wednesday check-in has come around for ROW80 participants.
June 21, 2012 will mark the end of this round. Time for a reckoning. Self assessment. Introspection. Evaluation.
How did you fare? Meet a lofty goal and want to proclaim it from the roof-top? Learn yourself better? Discover your limits only to push past them? All these questions should be building as we near the end of a round. It is necessary as we begin fixing our goals for the next.
We've got a few weeks left! Push hard to the end.
On The Writing/Goals Front...
* Begun writing chapter five. I struggled with the ending of chapter four. I didn't complete this chapter on time, finishing only last night. I was tired and cranky and having to forcibly extract words from my brain. This chapter exhausted me. But! Now the hero and heroine are once again under the same roof. Their interaction should perk me right up!
* The typing... Crickets, crickets. *smiles awkwardly*
* The exercise. Whooping victoriously! On-toes push-ups! That's what this girl has graduated up to. Jeepers! It sure did cut into my numbers, though. Anyway, I'm feeling mighty proud.
* Discussed a hang-up I have my heroine experience with my brainstorming partner. I want her to have this issue, offering fodder for fantastic tension and misunderstanding between her and the hero, but I need to tread carefully. As a reader, I shy away from overly dramatic heroines. It's a real turn-off for me. I shy away from overly dramatic people in real-life; their absolute enslavement to emotion makes me uncomfortable - and wary of their ability to make sound judgements. I'm using a bit of this with my heroine to balance her issue. 'Experience the emotion, recognize the issue, yet overcome and master one's self.' That's my motto. Oops...control freak in the blog...sorry :} Finding the perfect balance to craft a likable, admirable and sympathetic character without venturing into melodramatic-mess-territory is proving a fine line.
How do you feel about trauma-drama in your heroine or story?
Winners from the Sinful Siren Giveaway Hop....Drumroll, please....
First Prize - LaceyBlossom
Second Prize - June M.
Third Prize - Eva P.
Congrats! I'll be sending emails and prizes out in the next few days! Thank you to everyone who stopped by and entered! Come back on June 8, as the Summer Giveaway Hop begins with more chances to win.