Soooo close! I got through the black moment of Obsession yesterday. I just need a couple more scenes and then I have a full draft. This book is due at the editor’s scary soon, as in mere days. But I’ll flesh out, clean up and revise fast.
This is has been one of the hardest books I’ve ever written. Possession was hard because the sexuality was so raw, intense and powerful, but this one has been emotionally hard. I wanted to protect my characters too much and I loved one character right from the start that was on a path I just couldn’t change and stay true to the story. So I found myself avoiding writing certain scenes with dismaying regularity. I have no idea if I’m even close to writing anything good though.
But you know what? Not trying is certain failure and we all deserve to be proud of ourselves for trying, right?
So, for our Wednesday Worthy candidate today I’m tossing out all the regular men and bringing in the guy I’m wildly in love with:
Bailey Dog! Middle Son sent me this picture of Bailey after his bath this week. Normally Bailey doesn’t love being wrapped up like that, but he let Middle Son’s girlfriend do it because he adores her.
I miss Bailey, I don’t get to see him as often as I used to, but Middle Son sends me pics like this that make my day. Then when I show Wizard the picture, he nags me to go get Bailey for a week. I think we’re going to have to have a weekend with him soon!
So who is your pick for Wednesday Worthy? It can be anyone–or doge–you want, we’re breaking all the rules today!
August 21st, 2013 at 2:21 am · Link
SO worthy! Bailey Dog is the top dog :).
My guy of choice for worthiness is Chris Hemsworth. He is just too good to look at. I already told hubs that I’ll be spending our anniversary at the movies this year since Thor 2 releases Nov 8 :).
The way POSSESSION ended I think we all knew that OBSESSION was going to be an emotional read. I’m glad you’ve made it through and I really am excited to see how you wrapped it all up.
And yes, taking a chance and trying is so worth praise. And see, you’ve taken chances and worried like crazy but they all worked out :).
I agree with Wizard. You need to take Bailey for a week. It means we’d be seeing more of him too ;).
Have a great day!
August 21st, 2013 at 7:04 am · Link
Yay! Bailey! He’s always worthy. Oh no, avoiding scenes is always a sign. I’m glad you powered through.
OMG, I can’t believe it’s Wednesday. Feels like I did the whole week already and it should be Friday. Ugh. I almost told all you witches to have a great weekend. LOL
August 21st, 2013 at 8:38 am · Link
Ah fuzz therapy. We all need it. We got to Hershey Park on sunday. Yea. I went on a roller coaster with my kids for the first time in 20 years. After the ride I told my daughter to see me in another 20 years and I will ride one again. Do something that scares you.
Jen for you it was this book- for me a roller coaster. If I can ride one for real I guess I will make it through the wild ride life is throwing at me. Which is why my worthy guy is my son. He aggravates me, makes me smile, laugh and at times is my hero.
August 21st, 2013 at 8:54 am · Link
Definitely! Bailey is most worth! And yay for the emotional rollercoaster. Hard on the author but awesome for the readers!!!!
Right now, I’m staring at Luke Goss (the model for Nikos Constantine, a dragon), Arjun Rampal (Caleb), Teo Theodoridis (Ariel), and Eduardo Verástegui (Roman) while Sade decides whether to kill them all. Yeah…I need more coffee. Or a cold shower.
Happy Hump Day, everyone!
Hope the writing goes quickly so you can let loose and party at the wedding this weekend guilt-free!
August 21st, 2013 at 9:31 am · Link
Awwww, Bailey dog gets all the love here today!
I’m sure the ending will work Jen, as you said, sometimes you’re just too close but if you were true to their characters then it will all work out as it should – I am confident of that
August 21st, 2013 at 12:14 pm · Link
Viki, all I can say to Chris Hemsworth is Hell yeah
My anniversary is in early Nov too.
Thank you so much for the support! It means a lot to me.
Bailey is my top dog! I loved him before BLB’s accident but they way Bailey took care of and protected BLB stole my heart forever.
August 21st, 2013 at 12:17 pm · Link
B.E. It felt like Friday when I woke up this morning too. Weird, huh? But you’re doing all that work in your yard, you must be exhausted.
I’ve had trouble powering through most of the scenes. Some books are that way. It kind of worries me but we’ll see.
August 21st, 2013 at 12:20 pm · Link
Kat, I love that you and your daughter have a roller coaster ride date in 20 years! I’m not a fan of BIG roller coasters either. BLB was the last one to get me to go on one and that was years ago. I’ll do smaller ones though.
Wizard is a total chicken! Shh don’t tell him I said that!
Sounds like you guys had a great day at Hershey Park!
Aww, on your son
Bailey is my Fuzz Therapy for sure!
August 21st, 2013 at 12:23 pm · Link
Silver, LOL on Sade, love her problem solving skills–if it irritates her, she kills them Okay that’s not true, but it makes me smile to think of her *thinking* it.
I’m partying at the wedding no matter how the writing goes. Priorities are everything. CPA boy’s wedding is a once in a life time celebration.
Hope you got your coffee and cold shower
August 21st, 2013 at 12:25 pm · Link
Ban, thank you! I hope so. I really am too close but that’s why I hire an awesome editor. She’s the best kind of tough.
August 21st, 2013 at 3:10 pm · Link
Jenn – I just have to say it’s scary how much we have in common ;).
August 21st, 2013 at 5:59 pm · Link
Viki, I know! It’s bordering on freaky, LOL!