I got in a good chunk of writing time, this morning. Way back, before the holidays, I was editing. That’s when I noticed I was missing a chapter. OK, it wasn’t really missing, like it fell on the floor or something. It hadn’t been written because I didn’t know it was supposed to be there! It’s a reaction chapter, and it’s been a rough one to write. It’s probably one of the toughest things I’ve worked on in a while.
I’ve had to get back inside Chloe’s head, and her feelings are still pretty raw regarding the death of her father. It’s not good place for me to visit, but I had to go there. In some ways, it should be an easy chapter to write. I just lost a family member. But…that’s why it’s NOT easy. This is one of those chicken and the egg things. Grr…
Anyways, I’m plugging away at it. Now that I know it’s supposed to be there, I can’t change my mind about it. I need to allow Chloe to feel angry, and hurt, and resentful…all those messy emotions that are real, but aren’t fun to write about.
Did I mention this is a vampire story? Yeah…I must have missed out on Vampires 101, or something. You know: girl meets vampire, they frolic, then live happily ever after. YAY!!! Crap! I didn’t write any of this, plus there’s NO frolicking!!!! NONE! Where’s the frolicking! Hmmm…
Of course, the day ain’t over yet!!! LOL
Have a great day!