My goal this month is to get through a new round of revisions on half of my WIP.
I’m 79% done, which means I need to push myself hard this week to finish the rest.
Last week I spent three days on one chapter and was ready to run screaming for the hills. I just couldn’t seem to de-douchify my MC’s love interest and she kept coming across as spineless.
My brother was in his school’s production of “Much Ado About Nothing,” so I was naturally there opening night. In the play, there are two characters, Beatrice and Benedick, who are pretty much the original love/hate couple. They’re constantly butting heads, but it’s obvious they feel affection and respect for each other. If they didn’t end up together, I would have rioted.
It reminded me that I have to show more of the nice-guy side of my guy and that I never want my MC to be confused with a female from a Shakespeare play. It was great to watch for my bro and his classmates and their talent, but all the talk about women NEEDING men made me cringe. Oh, and hanging out with a man who is not your betrothed makes you a shameless slut and you will be disowned by your family who are ashamed to have ever known you.
No thanks to that mentality.
So that was my week. How is everyone else doing?