Friday, September 7, 2012

Another AHA moment (thank you CP!)

As always, if you are searching for my GUTGAA Meet and Greet post, click here!  Or scroll down :)

In my previous post I mentioned that I was somehow able to connect with my male narrator and have really gotten to understand his voice/feel confident in my portrayal of a teenage boy (a sentence I never thought I'd write!).

Well, as I was going through my lovely Critique Partner's notes, I realized that I do have my female MC's voice down, too - I just hadn't realized it until she pointed it out to me.  My AHA! moment came when I read one of her notes on the way I'm writing my female MC.

I knew that I was having her project an appearance that was different from her inner monologue.  That's always the way I wanted to approach her because of the things she'll have to do - but I never really thought a lot about it.  Until that note.  And then I knew I had something, because my CP really enjoyed what I was doing, which made me sit up and go "Whoa - someone else digs that, too!  My choice was good!  Yes!"

Before that note, I was afraid that my female MC was coming off as a generic-badass-who-has-no-feelings until-some-boy-comes-along-and-reminds-her-that-feelings-exist.  I didn't want that to happen, but I was unsure about the whole thing...until that note.

I'm not really sure what the message is here.  I guess this is a plug for getting an awesome CP who will tell you like it is, and make you realize things you never would have.

And this is my post proclaiming how excited I am to finally have had bonding moments with both of my MCs!  It is a magical thing!

Oh, and my last take-away for the day is to have a little faith in yourself.  Sometimes your choices can surprise you :)

Right.  Time to get back to that whole writing thing (and reading my CP's novel! I will get it to you soon!).


  1. Good for you!. It sounds like you really have a good thing going.

    1. Thank you! I'm pretty pumped about it (and also freaking out, cause I want to make sure all of it is awesome...we shall see what happens...)

  2. That is the magic of having awesome critique partners :)

    Allison (Geek Banter)

  3. Ah yes! It's a wonderful thing to read one CP comment and know that the CP knows exactly what you're doing at that moment. ^_^ Hi from GUTGAA.