Waiting for "The Call"

“Honey, it’s always crap. Every book I write is crap. It’s my job to fix the crap afterwards,” according to Nora Roberts. Well, I've got it half right. Still working on the "fixing it" part. "Trust your characters to be complex enough and to have enough emotional baggage. Force them to make hard choices." Advice from Michelle Styles that might help!

Day Seven Progress April 7, 2010

Filed under: Writing and Life — Autumn Macarthur @ 8:13 pm
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Hoo boy.

I feel like I’ve been through the wringer. Only 4,200 words today, but I ended on an emotional scene and didn’t feel up to starting the next one yet.

Does it mean I’m doing it right if what I’m writing makes my chest hurt and makes me want to cry for the characters?


4 Responses to “Day Seven Progress”

  1. Caroline Says:

    Absolutely! Cry baby cry – all good stuff. And well done on the word count! Caroline x

  2. Francine Says:


    Caroline took the wors right out of my mouth! 😉



  3. joanne Says:

    They say you should bleed onto the page don’t they, so in answer to your question – yes, yes, yes!
    Well done over the last week, amazing daily word counts. :o)

  4. waitingforthecall Says:

    Thanks for the support guys!

    Three more days to go.

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