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Looking for love

I’m making small progress with my novel. Very small, slow progress. I’m still okay with that – I actually finished the first scene up, finally, and am looking forward to plunging into the next. But it struck me that I have been avoiding thinking about a love interest for Madea. I mean, there is one, and he has some influence and is tied into her story line, but I already know that’s not a lasting match. It’s not passionate or balanced, or anything good, really.

I’ve got to admit that in my writing I’ve been avoiding romance a bit. I overdosed on reading it, so wanted to steer clear of it in my writing. Until I read a few books where it was more subtle. Definitely there, but not the main plot line, not all consuming. It made me think back to my own stories, to the ones that stuck with me the most, made me realize that I really love writing about relationships and that I need to bring that back into my writing – keeping it in an ‘out of bounds’ area isn’t doing me any favours at all. So I’m going to think ahead, find someone unconventional for Madea to get involved with. He’s going to have to be someone pretty special to take her on. She’s not really looking for love, not in any conventional manner, but she definitely has a longing inside her.

And now I have some ideas <grin> see, blogging about stuff, even when it’s not fun for YOU to read, or really very interesting, is an important way for ME to make little breakthroughs that help my writing.

Off to start that scene now.

Thanks for being there while I sorted that out 😉

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8 thoughts on “Looking for love”

  1. I actually like reading your “rambles”. Precisely because I can tell you are working through something and are about to have an “A ha!” moment.

    P.S. I’ve picked up the second glove once more. It should be done by the end of November. Which means you’ll have the gloves just in time for Christmas…even if it is Summer over there. 😉

    1. WOO! I will probably still wear them, just for fun 🙂 How exciting!!

      Thanks for liking my rambles 😉 I always like reading when people are working things out, too!

  2. Ramble on. That’s the only way to do it. The blog posts I make where I ramble get the most hits. The only thing that gets better hits are posts with boobies or kittens.

    So the best post contains rambling, boobies and kittens.

    Speaking of bobbies, I would love to read your take on a romantic scene.

    The world needs more, not less, romance.

    1. Gosh, I wish my rambles got me good hits! I am having a total slump in that area at the moment – lucky I don’t blog for the numbers 😉

      I shall have to try the rambling, boobies, kittens post sometime and see how that works out for me!

  3. I love reading your rambles, Cassie. ^_^ Sometimes you have to talk something out before it clicks, and I love watching as you figure out something new. That said, I hope you find someone perfect for Madea! -loves a good romance, no matter how small in the story-

    1. thanks, Sadie! I think it was all that I needed to make my characters really come to life. She’s talking to me all the time now – I’m dreaming this. So funny, normally it takes me 10K to get to this point. Here I am, two scenes in, and I’m in a groove!

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