Monday, June 15, 2009

Help! My Hero Sounds Like an Old Maid Aunt!

So, I’ve been reading the first draft of my historical romance and I’ve discovered a bit of a problem. My hero is a bit of a wuss.

Yes, the HERO of my romance novel is a pansy.

This is not something that you want to happen. Let me give you an example of this. This is a line from my hero’s POV “He wasn’t overly fond of lascivious overtures made by women of dubious honor.” Lascivious overtures. Dubious Honor. Great phrases for an old maid aunt. Not so much for a hero. I’m reasonably certain that this is something that I have to fix.

Revisions….They bring great joy to the writer. If I’m honest, this is my first real attempt at revisions. I’m not sure how to do it so I’m rewriting. I’m re-plotting, rewriting, re-crafting, rebuilding my characters. I wonder if I’m the only person that has to do this.

So how do you revise?


Darlene C. Goodman said...

What's this "revisions bring great joy to the writer" garbage? Revisions bring great ulcers to the writer is more like it.

Kalayna Price said...

Ulcers, huh? That could explain the burning I'm starting to feel. ^_~

purpleprose 78 said...

Clearly, I didn't communicate the sarcasm.