So I’m stealing an idea from Stephanie Perkins and making a love list with both the photographs and a few phrases that inspired so much of this project.
|Blown out building (circa 1929) |
An American girl in a magnificent ballroom.
A beautiful, Jewish boy with an ugly secret.
Drugs, guns and bodyguards.
Protecting family no matter the price.
Mint tea and buttery pastries.
A long goodbye.
Okay, okay…I admit. Looking at the list makes me a little bit excited to get back to this rewrite.
What do you love about the manuscript you’re working on?
All pictures are taken from Wikipedia Commons.
That I’m almost done with a draft. That’s about it right now…the rest of my initial intentions have been buried under a sea of pragmatic paragraphs designed to give my plot structure so I can go back in and make some sense of it…or start over…yes, I’m at THAT stage.
@Jess: LOL. You’re almost done? That’s a wonderful, wonderful thing BECAUSE that means I get to read it soon. HOORAY!!
That it’s a proper sequel with 100% more witches! 😀 Well, I had to pick something to love, right?
@EJ Your first ms has no witches, but second one does? Very interesting. That might require an explanation.
Lindsay N. Currie
Great list and I would be excited too! I’m excited about the prospect of what this book MIGHT be . . . it might be amazing and I can’t wait to get cracking!
Guh, I’m exactly at that point where I don’t love my story. Maybe I need a love list. One bonus: I’m almost to a near-kissing part!
Lovely photos… well, not the last one.
Now that I’m done with my MS, I’d say the sense of characterization. I love the banter between my two lead characters.