Sunday, September 5, 2010

A sad lack of tiny ponies and dragons

Best blog post ever. Trust me on this. I got the link from cuteoverload.com, and you know they never steer you wrong.

I remember now why I stopped writing the romance novel this spring. It wasn't that it sucked, although the beginning was really uneven (fixed nao ha), it was that it was boring. I like the characters, but they lead tedious, small lives with not even the slightest possibility of a dragon or a unicorn or even a tiny pony showing up unexpectedly. I'm going to forge on with it because it's not hard to write, but this is my only foray into non-paranormal romance, I swear.

I did find my original outline, which I'd written in paragraph form. You know what? It's not an outline, it's a synopsis. And it's already written! *bursts into tears of joy and relief* Now I have to finish the book, because I am not going to waste a perfectly good (actually, it's very good--clear and concise and with notations of character development) synopsis.

7 comments:

Cate Gardner said...

Maybe you could pretend their are fairies hiding behind the bushes and unicorns running in the background during passion scenes. The reader doesn't have to know they're there, right?

K.C. Shaw said...

That might help, but I'm afraid the fairies and unicorns will sneak out into the prose when I'm not looking.

Danielle Ferries said...

I am extremely envious over here by the fact that you accidentally wrote a synopsis :)

Sometimes when I feel my story is lagging or getting a bit boring I throw in some kind of disaster for one of the characters that threatens to rip them apart from the other characters.

K.C. Shaw said...

I'm going to have to throw in about 50 disasters, all at once, to keep me occupied. It's funny--I was engaged with the book while I was rereading it to get myself up to speed, but the second I started working on the plot, I got bored. The writing part of my brain must have different interests from the reading part of my brain or something.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I say blow something up. Then more sex.

Aaron Polson said...

So...the romantic couple are only together because of some bizarre, all too literal magnetism, right? Thus, in the end, we all have the pleasure of watching them explode in a massive, unplanned moment of nuclear fusion.

Brilliantly played.

K.C. Shaw said...

Natalie and Aaron--I worry about your characters. On the other hand, I would definitely pay to see that kind of romantic explosion. :)