All right, when we last left my exciting life of writing a novel, I had written a summary sentence, sort of. It did NOT follow a nice blurb like the ones on the NYTimes bestsellers list. Oh well, I can always come back to it. So now it is time for the next stage:
Step 2. Expand the story sentence to a full paragraph describing the story setup, major disasters, and the ending of the novel.
Really? I have to decide right now? Man, I thought this would all be sort of organic and free flowing. . . but this is probably the right way to do it. Well, they could all die in the end, but that’s jumping ahead. And this isn’t Hamlet, that’s not what I’m going for, they’re all going to live, dammit! I’m all for some darkness, but this novel is not to be that dark. After all, I can’t write this and then want to kill myself–now that I’m all mature and stuff (!) that’s no fun anymore. Okay, we’ll go with less fun. Less fun than before.
“She was the type of woman that was her own worst enemy, not because she was malicious or stupid, but because she could never seem to have faith in herself. She could only see her own inner light reflected in the eyes of others. Ironically, when it came to other people, she could see their soul and their inner beauty, especially in men. She loved the otherness that was in men; their wildness, their strength, and their sweetness. She wanted to be wanted and she wanted to be desired, but she also want to heal others.
They say that you get one, maybe two great loves in your life. But she didn’t believe it. Because she loved more than one: the one that had come before, the one she could never have, and the one that perhaps she had overlooked.”
. . .damn, that’s two paragraphs!!
And though I liked those two paragraphs, but they did not fulfill the requirements of Step 2. *sigh*