Or at least most normal people in the 21st century have:-)
In my book, I have a scene where the character’s are playing the Wii. It is in chapter 21, and prior to today, the scene was just an ugly, stark, “After an evening of playing the wii…”
Can we all say BORING??
I have come to the conclusing, that since I was drawing close to the end of my first book, I was anxious to be finished. Instead of showing the scene, I told the scene.
And as anyone in the writing world knows, that is a major no-no.
So, tonight, I was attempting to rewrite the scene. However, I keep getting interrupted with the pesky Internet. I think of someone’s blog I haven’t checked in a while. Do I have a new email? What about my other 3 email addresses? Is someone working late and could they have sent me something important to my work email? (Goodness knows what I would do about it at 9:00 at night… but at least I’d know it was there! Ha!) My last distraction was this blog post.
So I thought, what should I blog about?
Then I remembered my Wii scene I wanted to write.
Enter evil cackle laugh.
I should double up! I am going to write my Wii scene and post it here. Just for fun:-) It has my hero(Jack)/heroine(Jenny) and 2 major minor characters (Paige, Jenny’s best friend, and Kat, Jack’s niece). It doesn’t contain any spoilers. And it might end up getting deleted later (if it doesn’t contain a spoiler, could it be that it doesn’t move my plot along? We’ll see…).
This actually turned out longer than I intended. I still have much work to do on it, but it is over 900 words done in just about an hour and a half tonight.
So, without further adu,
The Wii Scene:
“This is great lasagna, Paige.” Jenny was pretty sure it was the frozen, out of the box kind, but it was the thought that counted.