Sunday, June 22, 2008

Wow, I've been slacking....

With the preperation for the conference and other things I have slacked on my blog posts. I wanted to leave the blog tour on for a while but still, I have only posted four posts and June is almost over.

Some times life gets away from you I guess.

So a few days ago I took a shower, some of you know where this is leading..... I had an epithany and I have restructured DD3 Foxproof. It was too similar to Dominion Day so I altered it and I definately like it better. My Protag and the love interest have fantastic sexual tension, so instead of getting them together in the begining and losing the tension, I pushed it back a while, (sorry Kellie you'll have to wait a little bit for the kissing scene.) I had to change some things but it turns out the plot is better. It is interesting that everytime I change things it just gets better, I KNOW I am being guided in writing this series, everything falls into place when it needs to.

With DD1 done I am thinking about Awaiting (DD2). It is taking some time since this book is in Lyris' point of view and I have had to switch from Noble to her in my head. My tendency is to write everything from his POV. You'd think that it would be easy to write from a female POV since I am female but I have had Noble in my head for so long it is hard to switch.

Anyone else? Do you write in your own gender? Or do you write in the opposite?
I'd love to hear your opinion....


Anonymous said...

I was marveling about that the other day personally...I find it easier writing from the point of view of a male character. I feel then that I can write about pretty much anything under the sun because it is not "autobiographical". I love's liberating. Writing from a male perspective also forces me to not be overly romantic in a suspense story, where I don't want the romance to overshadow the mystery/action plot.

C. Michelle Jefferies said...

I've been a little worried about that because Lyris is SO female. She is so girly I worry that I'll bore some of the readers that enjoyed DD 1. I have had to throw Noble into the scene when it becomes too fluffy. At least i am being challenged in writing this one.


Pendragon Inman said...

you've had to throw noble into a scene when it becomes too fluffy? HAHAHHA. That struck me funny. Isn't he the one with pink fuzzy slippers??

just teasing