Sunday, January 31, 2010

February is the month of romance

Yeah, I've got my plot. My characters are all named and they all have motives. I've researched henbane poisoning and sheep care, and I even know what fictitious town the story is set in. I don't have a title, but that's a mere quibble at this point. Everything else is planned out, right down to the ending where the main character discovers the poisoner and wins the love of the hero.

The guidelines say that Harlequin Intrigues should be 55-60,000 words long. I'm going to shoot right in the middle of that, 57,000 words. I think I can do it in 28 days. February, here I come!

I'm glad I've read eight books already in 2010, because I'm going to be too busy writing a crappy romance novel to read much in the next four weeks.

10 comments:

Danielle Ferries said...

Good luck!

Natalie L. Sin said...

May your crap have wings!

Alan W. Davidson said...

Ooo, a Valentine's Nano of sorts. Keep us updated on your progress. And what Nat said...sort of...

K.C. Shaw said...

Danielle--Thanks!

Natalie--Winged crap, awesome!

Alan--More winged crap! :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

I told my wife and she looked at me, shook her head and said. "Why?"

From me you get a thumbs up and good luck. Remember, what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger.

K.C. Shaw said...

lol! Did you say, "Why not?"

So far it's been pretty smooth writing. Of course, I'm only about 1,000 words in. :)

Aaron Polson said...

I would rather eat hot coals than write romance. So, hats off really. I second the "crap have wings". (I'll still buy a copy...I'll just carry it around in a brown paper sack)

K.C. Shaw said...

At least this is a romance with a mystery plot. Although if it does sell and it ends up with one of those embarrassing clinch covers, I'll keep my comp copies in a paper bag too.

Cate Gardner said...

I do believe you're insane. :D

K.C. Shaw said...

Thanks! That's the nicest thing anyone's ever told me. :)