~~ "She has so many aliases, you'd think she was a spy!" ~~

Saturday, January 12, 2008


Damn, I love this job.

Before I could write tonight, I sat down and started free-associating/typing stuff about my bad guy. I figured out who the bad guy is in the middle of an RWA Nationals session, and nearly gasped out loud at the awfulness of it, because it will utterly shatter my heroine when she finds out. Anyway, I knew who, but only had a vague sense of why, and no idea how my heroine would discover this. I also don’t know how yet, but I think that’ll be easier. The point was, I needed to understand my bad guy better.

And in the process of this, I realized that a throwaway character was going to be important, and there was this whole unexpected twistlet (not a full twist in the sense of changing the entire plot, but an unexpected “You’re what?!” type of thing) in there. At first I started questioning whether I was jumping the shark, but I don’t think I am. I think the book needs this.

Also, I’m changing the title. Does Ghosted sound like a book you’d want to read?

(When I told Ken the new title, he said “Oooh!” which is exactly the reaction I was looking for.) ::beam::


In house news, we got new (correct) paint, and fixed the kitchen window and the kitchen wall (different shades) and then became obsessed with touching up little problems throughout the house (which was also depressing because we hates the evil people who painted over the wood, we do, and we wants to strip all the wood, so putting paint on it was traumatically contradictory, to say the least). The curtains are now hung. Hoo-rah, and onwards.


Currently Reading: Heart of Stone, CE Murphy
Lately Listened To: Bare, Annie Lennox
Recently Watched: Psych


TeresaNoelleRoberts said...

Oooh. Shivery.

I like both titles, but it sounds as though Ghosted fits the book it's turned out to be better than High Spirits would.

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

High Spirits, shamelessly stolen from the movie, was always a placeholder title. It never fit the book, really!

joan said...

Ghosted is good.