Good night, bunny!
Contents of third shelf litter my study. In fact, it looks as if the third shelf exploded in my study (without the shelf disintegrating, that is) (so, it’s more a case of the third shelf being sick into my study …). Am desperate. Need to do my taxes tomorrow. And write guest blog for Whine Sisters. Yet for the time being, desk is gone. Has disappeared under folders, papers, glue, screwdriver, bookmarks, scissors, dust-what-cha-call-it-brush(?)-thingie, watch, notebooks, a cup, an old teaser booklet for TLB, an I’ve-no-clue-what-that-one’s-called-(either in German or English)-thingie, more folders, my phone. Am really desperate. It’s going to be a loooong evening!
The book’s done! The dratted last scene finished (and it’s not too bad, I think) (I haven’t read it again, though). Oh joy! (I also left them the sword to kill the plant. My mind refuses to concentrate on proper ways to kill a magical plant, so for now they can keep the stupid sword.)
I also found a solution for the villains: total annhiliation (or however you spell that word) — “They didn’t stand a chance.” (Ha! That shows them!)
Now I only hope my agent and editor are going to survive reading the dratted thing. :-/
But for the moment, I’m soooooooooo happy!!!!!! Yay!
What the heck was the point of writing this novel??? Can anybody tell me?????? AAAAAAARGH!!! *head desk*
I’ve just realized that I have given absolutely NO thought to doing away with the villains. What in all the world am I going to do with the villains? Okay, one of them dies, but what about the other? How about sending them to Bedlam? Hmm, that would work perhaps (especially since I start feeling like a Bedlamite myself….) (See? At times like this it would be really nice if dancers and choreographers had blogs. Because, you know, you could visit said blogs and read about totally romance-unrelated stuff! Look at pics of nice-looking men hopping across a stage or other such things! — Yes, totally shallow, but hello? nobody can expect me to be all deep and serious right now when I’m about to have a nervous breakdown over the dratted ms!)
Totally OT: Speaking of pics of men: Have you noticed that Harlequin is using one the same male model for almost all of the Kimani romances? And he hasn’t got any hair! At least not on his head, but sometimes in his face. I mean, hello? Ever heard of a bald romance hero, even if he was fashionably bald??? (Oh, wait, isn’t J.R. Ward’s Z running around with a shaven head? His own, that is. Not running around with other people’s shaven heads.) You people there at Harlequin: this is bad. Really bad. Especially when the book describes the hero as having nice, fairly long hair. Don’t do this to us! And that strange beard? Beards are generally a big no-no for romancelandish heroes! So they should be for cover models, too!!!
Okay, rant over, back to the ms.
*taking a deep breath* Hey, you villains! Here I come! So swing your swords and behave!!!
So, I’m no getting ready to finish that last scene. With the swords.
Btw, to attack the plant with the sword was a really bad idea: frankly, the scene sucks. Big time. Duh.
Finished the proofreading. Last scene still remains to be written. To sum up so far:
Prologue-Chapter 4: really love these!
Chapters 5-9 : not too bad either
Chapters 10-12 : uh-oh
Chapters 13-14 : waaaargh! *head-desk*
Chapter 15 : not too bad
Chapter 16 : waaaargh! *head-desk*
Chapter 17-18 : not too bad, again
Chapter 19 : something between uh-oh and *head-desk*
Chapter 20-21 : uh-oh
Epilogue : fine
In short, the first half of the book is fine, the second half mostly crap. Wonderful. Furthermore, I’ve remembered that I originally wanted to have some tension between my hero and his older brother. I totally forgot about that. Duh. I’m not quite sure whether there’s enough time to put it in.
I’ve also stumbled across a word I don’t know: these long sticks of rolled-up paper they put next to the fireplaces to light fires and cheroots? What the heck are these things called? Anybody?
Why can’t dancers have blogs? Or, more to the point, why can’t Adam Cooper have a blog? Can you imagine how many people he would make happy by starting a blog??? Heck, if he only posted a picture of his cats, people would be totally, senselessly, blissfully happy.
Or choreographers! Matthew Bourne should do a blog! Or should force his company to do a group blog!!!
Given, there’s Dani, who runs the Friends of New Adventures website, but still, it’s not the same. GIVE US THE BLOG! Post video clips of rehearsals on YouTube! How cool would that be?
It’s totally unfair that only authors should have blogs. We want our favourite dancers & choreographers, too!
(Note: I’m beginning to go slightly ga-ga, if you haven’t noticed yet. I totally blame it on the deadline.)
(Note 2: Still, a blog by any of the aforementioned people would be uber-cool. Just saying.)
(Note 3: What do you think looks better on villains: pistols or swords?)