Like many writers, the question “How’s the book going?” from kindly friends and family summons up a number of emotions in me, very few of them positive.
What I want to do in response is curl up in the fetal position and moan. “The book is a nightmare! I can’t write anything but garbage! Thank you for bringing up such a painful subject!”
What I actually do is develop a short-term facial twitch and tell them the book is fine. Then I change the subject to the fantastic meal I had last time I ate out. Even that was at McDonalds.
All of which brings me to the topic of this post. For everyone who wants to ask me about my work-in-progress (and even those who don’t), here’s a little bit about what I’m working on:
1. Name: A MOST IMPROPER CONNECTION
2. Setting: Victorian England, 1840
3. Hero: Morgan Tregarth
Once the disgraced second son of titled father, Morgan has returned to London because his family finally has a use for him. Now the guardian of a four-year-old viscount, Morgan has everything he needs to conquer London society: good looks, charm, and a large fortune. The only thing he lacks is a child — his child. The one he’s tried to find for 10 years, thanks to the cold-hearted nursemaid who tricked him into believing she loved him, even went through a marriage ceremony with him, and then disappeared without a word.
4. Heroine: Alix Ellsworth
Disguised as a widow, Alix has fought to raise her daughter for 10 years. Once the pampered daughter of an army officer, she chose a servant’s life over that of a prostitute. Unfortunately, she fell under the spell of the son of her employers, and ended up pregnant. The cad even convinced her to go through with a ‘marriage’ ceremony before abandoning her. Now he’s back, and Alix, threatened with debtor’s prison, is determined to get some help from the man who helped put her in this position: Morgan Tregarth.
A MOST IMPROPER CONNECTION is a second chance at love story, as two people learn to trust each other — and their own instincts — again. All while trying to cope with an adventurous four-year-old and their own daughter, who on a good day can cause a kitchen fire and a cat fight at the same time. Oh, and let’s not forget about the society miss who wants to marry Morgan, and the blackmailing uncle who threatens Alix.
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Till next time,
2 thoughts on “Just let me WIP out my Main Characters”
I know the feeling! I am working on a screenplay called, Randolph The White Nosed Reindeer. Which was based upon a play that I wrote and can’t find, based upon a short story I wrote.
I’m working on editing two books and making corrections etc. And in the back of my mind I’m trying to work out a story problem on another story. I would hate for anyone to read my mind because I’m sure I would be committed.
Your story is good. Your reasoning sound. You’re a great writer.
ROTFL, Rhonda! No joke about a writer’s mind. I know you’ll get everything done! You can do it.