February 27th, 2011

writing

FEELING A LITTLE TENSE ...

Arrgghh. Author's Angst Sunday.

7k words into a story and I find myself balking every time I come to write my hero in 3rd person. I've just erased another example of "I said" with "he said", it just slipped into the text. His name sits awkwardly, too, every time I type it, which may be due to the wrong choice of name or another symptom of the wrong tense.

I admit I started the story as 1st person, which is often my preference for shorter stories. Then I thought it might feel too one-sided so I swapped to 3rd. But it seems the story itself is pushing me back! LOL

Can't fight nature, I suppose :). Maybe this is why it's been a plod-through rather than a flow this weekend. So now I'm going to skim through and convert it back and see if it reads better.

Hmmm...

Update: methinks this will need a beta read-through to catch any remaining misses, if anyone has time at the end of next week!

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But they're all still great books!

* Blinded by Our Eyes by Clare London on Rainbow Awards 2010, Best Gay Thriller/Mystery:Honorable Mention

* Alien Revealed by Lilly Cain on Authors After Dark – Bookie Award Nominee
* Coming Clean by Inez Kelley on Jennifer’s Favorites of 2010
* Do Over by Mari Carr on Bitten by Paranormal Romance and Jennifer’s Favorites of 2010
* Falke’s Peak by Madison Layle & Anna Leigh Keaton on ParaJunkies: Best Of The Best 2010
* Life After Joe by Harper Fox on Sarah Frantz, Best of 2010
* Lying Eyes by Amy Atwell on Burning Up The Sheets
* Miss Foster’s Folly by Alice Gaines on Love Romance Passion
* Motor City Fae by Cindy Spencer Pape on Kathy’s Review Corner & Joyfully Reviewed Best of 2010
* Nine Lights Over Edinburgh by Harper Fox on Sarah Frantz, Best of 2010
* Second Chances by Lauren Dane on novelthoughts.wordpress.com
* Song of Seduction by Carrie Lofty on Misadventures of Super Librarian
* Stone Kissed by Keri Stevens on Rabid Reads
* True Believers by Maria Zannini on Bitten by Paranormal Romance: Best Of 2010
* Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey on The Good, The Bad and The Unread, C2’s Top Ten of 2010
* The Sergeant’s Lady by Susanna Fraser on growlycub, My top 10 reads for 2010
* The Debutante’s Dilemma by Elyse Mady on Jennifer’s Favorites of 2010
* Three Over Par by Cathryn Brunet on 2010 – A Book Year in Review
* Fair Game by Josh Lanyon on Joyfully Reviewed, Nanette’s Best of 2010
* Criminal Instinct by Kelly Lynn Parra on Joyfully Reviewed, Nikita Steele’s Best of 2010
* Fatal Affair by Marie Force on Joyfully Reviewed, Talia Ricci’s Best of 2010