This is just a quick post before I go to bed. My cold was relatively calm all day, it just flared up periodically, but once I got home this afternoon, it seems to have exponentialized. I feel mostly fine, I just have a super runny nose and am all stuffed up. I cough off and on, too, which isn’t too fun because that makes me throat hurt.
But, on the good side, my headache is almost all the way gone and my throat feels fine unless I couch or talk a lot. Though, when I do talk, people say I sound like I’m crying, so I’ve been trying not to do that a lot.
So, just a quick word about my book and off to bed. I took one NyQuil capsule, so I’m hoping I stay conscious long enough to write this. haha. I’m very much a medicinal lightweight.
So, about my book. During one of my bouts of ‘I feel perfectly fine!’, I was able to think and plot how my two main characters meet. And, yes, they are love interests because, face it, no book is entirely complete without some romance.
As a side note, have you ever noticed how when you put one of those nose strips on that your nose decides it doesn’t want to be stuffy anymore and wants to just run, run, run and now that the strip is on, it’s hard to sniffle?
Anyways, back to the romance. Most books have a little bit of romance and some have a LOT of romance. Some books are better off in the NC-17 section. My book isn’t going to be like that. I love historical fiction, but I have a hard time with it because I don’t want to read all the ‘extra’ tidbits that most authors think is mandatory for that type of fiction. My book is going to be a piece of historical fiction set in a world of my imagining without any profanity or lasciviousness.
Granted, that might turn away a large audience of that genre, but that’s okay. I’d rather do something that I can write with a clear conscience and not make much money than write something that sells a lot of money and I feel at odds with God about. Because, face it, a person’s relationship with God is more important than anything they can achieve in this life. What is the purpose of getting up to heaven and showing God all you’ve accomplished only to have Him say that none of it matters because it was all done contrary to His will? So, I will write what I feel good about writing and if I don’t sell many books, that’s okay. At least I’ll be able to sleep well at night.
So, yeah, I got part of the sequence where they meet written and was able to get it all structured out in my head. I can actually imagine the scene clearly in my mind, so I’m really excited about that.
I still haven’t figured out his back story, but that’s okay. I’ve got time.
With that, I think I’m going to go to bed. I can feel this stuff starting to take effect and I don’t want to pass out on my laptop. Good night everybody!