So, as we may have mentioned a time or two on the blog, this is a busy week for the Eight Ladies. The RWA conference proper kicks off on bright and early Thursday morning, but there are plenty of things to keep us busy beforehand.
As you read this, some of us are doing some sight-seeing, some are meeting with friends, and others are taking the opportunity to enjoy a Broadway show before information overload hits. I’m taking advantage of a cozy little nook here in the hotel to harness the energy from all the writers descending on the city to do a little work on my manuscript.
That’s where the “help wanted” comes in.
My hero Michael is a fairly proper Regency aristocrat. As such, he has a tendency to visualize things that he can’t really say out loud. As the story progresses, one sign that he is growing/changing is the fact that he does far less visualizing of terrible things happening to the antagonist and far more visualizing of a happy ending with our heroine.
In the course of the story, Michael visualizes the antagonist being:
- trampled by a runaway carriage
- slowly swallowed by a peat bog
- devoured by lions from the Royal Menagerie
- tossed into the Thames
- under attack by a colony of angry fire ants
- toppling down a mine shaft
- burning in the flames of Hell
The problem? I’m running out of things for him to visualize.