Thursday, May 29, 2008

Letting a Bad Scene Go

I read a blog recently, or a short story, or something that was a wonderful example of needing to let a bad idea/scene/character go. As authors sometimes we get so caught up in a scene that we love, or that we spent forever on that we just can't let it go.
Sometimes we are convinced we need the word count. Sometimes we think that we need that scene to get a particular point across, sometimes we just don't want to cut.
I am at one of those points right now in one of my full lengths. I haven't worked on this one in forever, and I remember why. I got stuck here before.

I have a person who has been taken prisoner and he has gotten away. Which is great cause he provides some great information for my hero and heroine to be able to save the day. And I just rewrote another whole scene to make sure he fit.

But now I have a problem of his escape. There is no way I can make him have escaped realistically. If he escaped, then the bad guys would be on the look out for him. If they are on the look out for them, the H/h couldn't just walk up the way they did and recon the place as easily as they did. And if he escaped, the bad guys are the type to kill the rest and run away.

So, now, what do I do? Keep him or get rid of him? I hate this.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Off to Boston

Well, I am off to Boston in the morning. Gonna go home and visit with mom and the family for a little while. Just about a week, but a week without any internet service (ugh). You know, it amazes me how used to things we get sometimes. I hope I can steal the 'net from my neighbors. (good thing home wireless doesn't charge by the use)

When I go home, the first thing I do is go out to eat. (well besides for seeing mom) I go to a Chinese restaurant and eat 'til I burst. And I go back every other day. (that is where most of our budget goes). You just can't get that good of food where I am living now. Each area of the United States has a different type of Chinese food, and the only place to get the "duck sauce" that I am used to is in Boston. (although I have heard parts of California have it, too)

If you don't live where you grew up, what do you do when you go home? Are the certain places you have to visit every time? Certain things you have to eat?

Hope to have time to do some writing while I am there. Hubby and I are gonna do the sightseeing and visiting with family and friends. Will be back in a week or so. Have fun while I am gone!!!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Another Freebie

I forgot Oded Fehr
I can't believe I forgot him totally!!!!! He is definitely a freebie. I will switch Kurt for him, only cause I can't have a young Kurt :).

Sorry, Kurt, baby.