Friday, 23 October 2009
Hearts and Flowers
Unusually for me I chose to write about a couple in an established relationship. I know a lot of writers like to write loving sex between existing couples, but it's not one of my themes ... Maybe because you've got to work harder to establish any drama. (I have to have drama. Descriptions of people just shagging does not do it for me, sorry.) Anyway, this time I tried it and it worked (I think!). But all through the writing process I kept getting these, um, "flashbacks" to how the characters met, and what they thought of each other, and how they got together for the first time. Weird. Can't use any of that material - there's no room in the wordcount. It's just there, like they are real people with actual histories.
I'm taking it as a good sign.
Oh, that'll be Jung at the door again.