The first piece of the title is self-explainitory, and I'm looking forward to swimming today since, just getting off of the long, Canada Day weekend, the lake has been choked with boats stirring up the water so much, its been impossible to go for any long swims without drinking half the lake :)
I read 2 books yesterday. Both excellent. Oh wait... No, I read three, and the first was entirely forgettable. Definitely not in the 'I would have this again' category.
...and I'm still trying to puzzle my way through a sticky plot point... How DOES Jay convince Kell to be his model?
Strangely enough, I think my own pantsing style can be sort of explained by this this post.
The double-helix thing... Yeah, that's how I write. It's why I don't move forward in plot until I know what the next step in the character's emotional arc will be.
...and with Kell, I still don't quite know what she wants...
I think that double-helix thing may also be why I have little to no interest in some books. When the plot seems divorced from the character arc, it really does feel like there are two different stories on the page, and with no emotional connection to explain personal motivation, the characters often seem as lively as checkers pieces, faceless, nearly interchangeable blobs of molded plastic, hopping and sliding across a board to the author's will.
Anyways, go read the linked post as its far better than anything I could type out on my phone...