Thursday, 25 February 2010

Falling in Love Again

Or the thrill of the first draft.

I’ve been throwing myself back into WRRW. The poor novel has been languishing on my hard drive for long enough. But I’m here now, and I think my characters are pleased to see me.

If fact my MC has grabbed me by the hand and is dragging me along on her adventure faster than I can type. I can’t blame her. I left her hanging in a bit of a tricky situation and she’s keen to get out of there – only thing is, I’ve got some nasty surprises for her up ahead.

Ah, but I suspect she has a few surprises for me!

That’s the thing about falling in love again – you never quite know what is going to happen. Will it all work out? Will this turn into a permanent relationship? Or am I still in love with my last novel – the one winging its way back to the agent’s in tray as I type.

Will I end up two timing? Maybe I’m a novel bigamist?

But for now I’m happy to go with the flow. I’m keen to know how things work out in this story, and, well, what happens afterwards – I’ll worry about that another day.


  1. Kate,

    Amusing post! I've been working on a post along similar lines. Do you ever have a brief affair with a short story on the side too?

  2. All the time Simon - I'm just so unfaithful!


  3. So I suppose short stories are one night stands?
    But isn't it a great feeling to revisit something you abandoned a while back and find it's actually quite good!

  4. That's a great way of putting it, falling in love again. There's a certain excitement revisiting all those familiar places and characters!

  5. Hey Kate

    The novel of mine that youa re familiar with is my 'falling in love again'project, too.

    And I am, so much so that the editing and revision I know I need to do doesn't feel like an onerous task at all.

    Cat x

  6. I reckon flash are the one night stands - or the quicky behind the bike shed :-)

    It's interesting how we all know the feeling :-)


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