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Sunday, 27 March 2011

Day 2 of First Draft in 30 Days






I am blogging about my attempt to write a first draft in 30 days using Karen S. Wiesner's book because I want to impose some discipline on myself. By posting regularly, and making my attempt public it will force me to keep with it. Psychology's a funny thing isn't it. If you declare something openly it's that much more difficult to go back on it.... I hope! Anyhow, I'm sort of on track. Yesterday, I did a character study for my heroine, and a pretty full one at that. So full that I didn't make a start on my hero but then I couldn't really picture him. Today though, there was an article in one of the Sunday supplements with a photo of Orlando Bloom. He looked so lovely I thought, 'that's him, that's my hero.' So, off I go. If I can do a character study of him, however brief, PLUS a couple of setting sketches and a little bit about what research I have to do, I will be on track. Wish me luck!

5 comments:

scarlet wilson said...

Just want to let you know how much I appreciate your inspirational picture, he's given me inspiration all of my own!!!!

Julia Broadbooks said...

Well, you could do worse than that picture!

Morton S Gray said...

Hi,
Lovely photo - makes you go weak at the knees, even if I do feel like a dirty old woman! I will watch your progress with interest and cheer from the sidelines. Go girl. Mx

Jan Sprenger said...

I'm already feeling I should buy the book...

Cara Cooper said...

Hi Julia, Morton and Scarlet, he is rather lovely - born in Kent so sort of accessible as that's only down the road! The fact that he's mostly in America these days and very much married doesn't mean to say he isn't perfectly okay to weave a story around. At some point, I shall post up a pic of my heroine. Jan - great, I'll bung in an order for you. Was that 100 copies for all your friends you needed?! x