I had a productive weekend, writing three thousand words on the WIP. That was Sunday. On Friday and Saturday, I struggled, and why? Because of the blasted sex scene.
These days, when that type of scene is required in a story (they often aren’t, but on rare occasions, they must be included to reveal character or plot development), I must do it in a way that is fresh and different or it does not work for me.
Show of hands: how many of you skip/skim blow by blow, Tab A/Tab B sex scenes? *counts hands* Yup, me, too. Soooooooo boring, right?
It took me a while to come up with something different that still relayed the information I needed to give to the reader. I think I succeeded, but it slowed me down bad.
Moving on, it’s Monday and the start of another week. Weather-wise, it’s been wonderful where I live. Sunny day after sunny day, though the temps are predicted to climb into the 90s this week. I don’t mind. This will likely be our last blast of heat before we begin the inexorable mercury slide into fall.
No photos from me today because I’m feeling lazy and also have editing to do. How about a few things from the internet that are either funny, thought-provoking, or just plain beautiful (that would be the pics of guys; heh).
This first one is making the rounds right now, and I’m dismayed by its message. I grew up reading books. Who doesn’t read books? They are a wonderful workout for the mind and they teach you things.
#4 = plummeting elevator feeling in my stomach. But worse than all these fears is a computer that won’t boot. This happened to me a couple times recently when Windows installed an update that killed my computers (yes, it happened on the laptop and the desktop!). Now I back up to an external drive every Monday morning without fail. I might lose some work, but I’ll never lose it all.
Just ’cause it’s funny. 🙂
NO IDEA what’s going on here, but I feel SO sorry for this model!
And finally, because we all need the pretty….
Enjoy your week!