February 4, 2011

Are You in Love?

It's that time of year again - Valentines Day is around the corner!

I'm absolutely in love with my book right now. I actually wrote/finished it about a year ago, but something was missing for me and for two readers who BETAd for me a few months back. It wasn't keeping my attention and both readers said they couldn't connect to my characters. So I left it alone until a couple months ago. I've already posted a little about GMC, but for the first time ever, I'm in love with my book. My characters have purpose, they are multi-layered, they are REAL for me because of the revisions and the detail I gave them. I'm so excited to see what my current BETAs will think at the end of this month and I'm actually EXCITED to query.
So when it comes to our WIP, are you in love? Are you excited to sit down at your computer to bang out another 2,000 words? Do you love your characters as much as I do? Confidence is everything!


  1. It's a great feeling to finally be able to say with confidence that you're in love with your story and characters. Congrats!

  2. ha haaa.. great post.
    I was in love with my WIP - until I sent it away to a professional editor... Now I don't want to read it again ... for a long time.

  3. Great post! I'm in the revision stages right now.. so we have a bit of a love/hate relationship going on ;)

  4. I'd have to say revisions are my favorite part, WritingNut. I love ripping the MS apart and piecing it back together. Then once you're done, you feel so much better :)

    Michelle, were the suggestions helpful?

    Lynda, thanks!


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