Thursday, August 2, 2007

New Project

I have a new project. Not that I've abandoned the last one, but this one has kind of taken me by storm. The idea for this medical romance was such a good one that I kind of ran with it. Sometimes it's good to give ideas and themes enough time to develop, so Hugh and Libby are having a short rest as they make way for Matt and Evangeline.

My strong visual sense demanded some real-life inspirations, and for my central characters, I chose Joaquin Phoenix and Julianne Moore. Joaquin is exactly Matt - nothing needs changing, but in order to become Evangeline, Julianne would need spiral curls. I still want her red hair, but it's just too straight for the heroine I envisaged.

The plot is quite dramatic, and the first chapter works hard to establish the tension. Difficult thing - as always - will be not only to maintain that tension, but to escalate it. I'm working a lot harder with my chapters, trying not to ramble too much. I give myself 5 points of reference, 5 things that have to happen before the chapter ends. So far I've stuck to it quite well, and it's been extremely enjoyable. Though I have a busy life, the nights I fall into bed after midnight with a few pages under my belt, I swear I go to sleep with a smile on my face. When I'm writing, producing well, I feel an enormous sense of satisfaction and feel really happy.

3 comments:

ellen said...

Good to hear you sounding so pumped up!

Tracey said...

Yes, nothing like working on a project that has you all fired up! Hope the words keep flowing.

BTW, you did have to post that Harry Potter puppet thing, didn't you? Our household watched it about two months ago and for weeks people would just pick a character to become at some random moment. It drove us all nuts. And now I can feel it coming on again ...

Scribbly said...

Tracey!!! How lovely to hear from you after so long. It's also a thrill for me to see you've found me here. I'm not very forward in 'advertising' myself. I've just looked in on your blog and will visit again. XX