On Writing: I focused on writing so much last week (Book in a week with Heart of Carolina Romance Writers) that I didn’t even blog. There is definitely a sweet spot when balancing writing with social media participation, but some days removing the distraction of the Internet is helpful. I worked on both my new WIP, It’s a Love Thing and on adding to Bringing Delaney Home to bring the word count up.
I now have 2 versions of Delaney. The original “category” length m/s at 58k and a longer version sitting at 70k. (Still considering a subplot that could add more.) I usually write my books in order, from beginning to end. I think it helps me get a good feel for the pacing. Writing scenes to insert feels off to me. As far as the plot structure, I had wiggle room because my 1st turning point was a bit early in the category length version. So, since two of the added scenes come before that it pushes it back a little. What I really need is to set Delaney aside a few days, then see how it reads. While I like the quick pacing of the category length, I also like the new scenes with extra interaction and conflict between Delaney and Quinn.
On Mood: I’m feeling melancholy today. Not sure why…because it’s Wednesday? Or because Sensitivegirl is away at Air Force Field Training and I don’t like going 3 weeks without talking to one of my kids? Not sure, but I’m going to roll with it. Today’s mood needs some classical music. I have always liked classical music, probably because of my years of ballet. My favorite composer is Mozart. Other top favorites are Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Debussy along with American composers Aaron Copland and George Gershwin.
Music for my melancholy mood…off to listen to Mozart’s Le Nozze de Figaro. Performed here by Renee Fleming and Cecilia Bartoli with the Metropolitan Opera, 2008 (Conductor James Levine.) Or as most people know it, the aria from The Shawshank Redemption.