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 😉