Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Working Writer Wednesday [5]

Working Writer Wednesday is a weekly meme based on the Wannabe Writer meme hosted by Sarah at Confessions of the Un-Published. This meme is what prompted me to start Writer Quirk, so I am thankful to Sarah for creating it and allowing ANYONE (even a quirkster like me) to join up. So go visit her site and the others who participate. Do it.

Where I am in the writing process:  Feels like nowhere.  Planning on finishing my re-write by October.

My current problem(s):  Still not been able to write much.  Between work, wedding, blogging, and trying to actually read, I've not gotten anything new written in a while.

Sarah's ???:  Is the love at first sight thing in Twilight really so bad?  I mean if my story ends up having that kind of romance will everyone compare it automatically to Twilight with that harshness Twilight now gets constantly.  (by the way I love Twilight)

My answer:  That's a tough one.  I think it is okay to have characters fall for each other at first sight.  The problem comes when they don't have any discernible reason to stay with each other.  Physical attraction is often, even in real life, the first way that people realize they are interested in another person, but keeping two people together when they have nothing in common and disagree about everything or all they ever do is stare at each other and bask in their combined beauty, yeah, that gets old really quick.  I would say tread with care and make sure the romance has more than just that first encounter to back it up.  Too often, readers are forced to accept that characters who experienced lust-at-first-sight are "in love" when true, committed, redeeming, unconditional, sacrificial love is so much more than a rush of emotion and physical attraction.

My ???:  Speaking of love in YA, do you prefer love-at-first-sight, friends-become-more, or hate-first-love-later type relationships in YA?  Are there other kinds you wish were more prominent?

That's it for this time!

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1 comment:

  1. I don't feel so bad knowing that you haven't written much either. lol. I haven't written much of anything in like two and a half weeks. I'm totally stuck on my chapter 5 where I'm inserting a completely new chapter before my old chapter 5. I just keep hating everything I'm writing!

    I totally agree with you on the love at first sight question. It works for the first encounter, but if the physical aspect is all that's keeping them together, it gets rather unbelievable.

    And to answer your question, my guilty pleasure is the hate-first-love-later relationship, as long as it's done well and there's a real reason as to why the relationship changes (and it's not, oh, you look kinda hot. I think I love you now!)


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