Here are my goals from April:
I made it to 30,050 words! DONE!
* Run/walk my first 5K on April 20th
FAIL. I didn't walk or run it. I gave up due to knee strain and it only got worse. Turns out I have runner's knee. Once it heals, I will start some running again. Even if I don't run a 5K, exercise is really important. :)
Goals for May:
* Complete first round of revisions for "Breathless"
Revise, adding scenes and fixing timeline errors. Send to critique partners. :)
* Finish critiquing CP's book - "Black and White"
* Read "The Oracle and the Vampire - The 13th Floor #5 and #6" by Christine Rains
I'm really looking forward to the last of my goals. :) I'm definitely ready to relax and maybe take a day off of work to just relax and have a nice long weekend where I'm not stressed and busy.
How did you goals for April go? Did you complete the A-Z Challenge? Did you write a novel or begin one for Camp Nano? Congrats to everyone who participated in either or both!
The Insecure Writer's Support Group, which posts on the first Wednesday of every month and is run by our Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Seriously, I love this support group!
I'd like to talk about the dreaded fear I have. I'm insecure about my.... KISSING SCENES. Yep, I'm not good at kissing scenes. I don't have a lot of experience with kissing and I'm not really one to make-out with strangers, so there goes my practicing. I like writing them, but at the same time I write them and laugh first, then roll my eyes, delete it once, rewrite the scene and face-palm.
If anyone has an advice, I'd love it. :) As a side note, I don't write smutty scenes, just some romantic passionate kissing scenes that talk way too much about tasting like oranges and chocolate frosting. Oops? Help?
How do you write a kiss scene? Do you base it on personal experience or are you just that awesome when it comes with writing make-out scenes?