First, guess what?! Zoe is a finalist in the Better Sex Erotic Fiction Contest! Please go and vote for her!
Can you tell I'm on a roll? My posts about writing dramatically increase the more I write. I love story. I love the way it's put together, the way all those threads and characters and plots weave together. It fascinates me; it's like the most beautiful fugue.
One of the things I love about my current WIP is that it's in first person, and she is a drastically different person, inside, from who people think she is. She appears haughty and arrogant, too good to talk to people, but really she has no idea how to interact with people, is quite humble, and assumes everything is a fault of hers.
(I love this character.)
But she must remain completely unconscious of this dichotomy, so I can't tell the audience. It's forcing me to show, in every conversation and interaction, people's reaction to her demeanor, while making sure my character doesn't look too stupid to live, LOL.
I have no idea if I'm succeeding or not, or if I'm starting to be annoying by rubbing her character into the reader's face at every possible turn.
Then again, I think every choice, every thought, every word must show consistent character, and must show a character.
What do you think?
And guess what? I finally am done with the whole root canal ordeal, after five months! (Well, ten months since I first needed one.) I'm so excited to be able to chew with both sides of my mouth!
Time for me to write. How's the writing going for you? What genre are you guys writing in? I know that about a lot of you guys, but not everyone. I'm writing a fantasy right now.