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Monday, June 11, 2012


So I'm 20k words into the new draft of WINTER, and I'm at the point where I feel like a giggly little girl in the throes of a new love. One reason I'm currently high on book-writing is I rediscovered something I'd forgotten I adored the first time I wrote WINTER: court intrigue. Which is making me want to scoop up a bunch of court-intriguey books (I'm looking at you SHADOW AND BONE and THRONE OF GLASS) and devour them a-la-Lily in that episode of How I Met Your Mother where she has to gain weight to fit into her wedding dress and she chows down on a pile of fudge.

Because I'm all book-high and kind of incapable of writing coherent, helpful blog posts, I pose a question instead: what plot aspects have you found make you all giggly whilst writing? Court intrigue, steamy romance scenes, heart-pounding fight scenes, etc? Though, let's face it, we all get giggly with steamy romance scenes.

Back to the drafting trenches! *aways*


Adam Heine said...

*looks around cautiously* I, uh...I don't get giggle with steamy romance scenes.

I get giggly when the character whose failed a dozen times already gets up one last time and succeeds. And is awesome. Those are my favorite moments :-)

Dara said...

Hmm, I'd say when my characters are in absolute peril. I'm not sure it makes me giggly--more like excited and on-the-edge-of-my-seat--but those tend to be the scenes I like writing most.

Wondering what that says about me :P

Carolyn V said...

Yeah, I get a little giggly at romance scenes. It's true. ;)

Elana Johnson said...

I just got SHADOW AND BONE last night, and I can't wait to read it!

I like writing the mysterious bits of books. The clues that lead the reader carefully to the conclusion. Yeah, that sounds like I do it really well. But I don't. I just like TRYING to do it.

J.R. Johansson said...

I love the heart-pounding fear & tension scenes. Surprised? I can't wait to read WINTER!