Sunday, April 05, 2009


"When a relationship dies do we ever really give up the ghost, or are we forever haunted by the spirits of relationships past?" ~Sarah Jessica Parker

Don't know if I mentioned this or not, but I'm back at work on Entwined, the very messy romance/women's fiction/literary fiction piece I started back in November. I left it alone for a while, but since I'm almost 50K words in, I figured it deserved some more attention. My goal is 90K words when all is said and done. Of course, I have no idea if I can get there, but we'll see.

I do still love the story, and the interesting thing is this: I have done very little plotting on this one, which is unusual for me. Rather, I am simply writing and adding scenes as they seem to unfold...which has shown me some interesting stuff. Yesterday, for example, there was this whole scene with a ghost in it. I had thought about putting in some paranormal stuff (just, yo know, to REALLY make it hard to pigeonhole, genre-wise), but this scene just showed up out of nowhere.

And it was pretty cool.

Fave Line (from the ghost scene): "At the very edge of his attention, he hears Natasha calling his name, but she is far away, and the shadowy young woman is here and sad and in desperate need of comforting."

1 comment:

Mary Ricksen said...

I am horrible at plotting. I do better when it just comes out.
Good luck with the new book Allie!