There exists a relationship between me, Ms Author and every 'Mr story' I pen down.
There is the first spark of attraction - when the idea blooms in me and I get the urge to ask the story out on a date or well, if the man has to make the first move, then Mr Story asks Ms Author on a date.
Hmm, interesting things happen... sometimes in a single date, or sometimes it extends up to a couple of more nights ;) No pun intended..while I understand the characters and then, well, um, I write.
I think I am good there, in holding the key to novellas. The sizzle, passion and more, explored in such a short while.. No time to even pause, breathe and savor the ups and downs of a relation, before things tumble to a happily ever after. ::Sigh:: Pure bliss, isn't it?
After all, the prince knew Cinderella was his girl in a couple of hours that ended at the stroke of midnight. I think that made a profound impact on my mindset.... And hence I realized that I, Ms Author is the one who is commitment phobic in this arena... to extend beyond the proverbial "3 dates" !
Many have the problem of writing longer stories and then they struggle to chop down, bit by bit... I have the opposite problem. Am unable to write more than a novella... Not that I have tried and failed..but I am not brave enough to try - yet ! Am afraid to take the relationship to the next level, so to speak.
Out there, there are various tips to cut of chunks in the story, eg, if it doesn't move the plot forward, go ahead, chop it, if the scene does not contribute to character growth, cut, etc
I want to know the other way round. How do I now write words into paper? How can I think beyond a night of action? How can I keep the relationship with my novel alive for a longer time? Throw some tips across ;)
What works for you and what doesn't? Are you in the commitment phobic category like me or the other end of spectrum.. Do share your thoughts ....