Wednesday, March 04, 2009
BOM: the Writing
My "Kindle 2" arrived on Monday--and my first thought, after taking it out of the cardboard box, was that it looked like it was ready for the microwave! But there it is, all sleek and shiny. Now I can upload my own manuscripts to the Kindle, take it on a trip, and let the Kindle read it to me!
Back to the BOM: the writing of SHE'S IN A BETTER PLACE. I don't really recall any particular problems with this project--the writing flowed pretty much as it should. I knew the characters very well by that point, so it was hard for them to surprise me. :-)
I do remember that I was almost finished when I realized that I'd written a very similar story in Fairlawn #2: Jen trying to reconcile estranged father and daughter. Same story as THE NOTE, actually. Goodness, do you see a theme? I think I am driven to tell that story because so many women are estranged from their heavenly fathers . . . .
In any case, by the time I finished the book I knew I'd brought the plot arcs, big and small, to completion. I'm not the type to keep a series going for the heck of it, and I was ready to move on to something else.
Tomorrow: the editing