And guess what our crazy weather is up to at the moment *grin*. It snowed last night! Just on the tops of the hills in our valley and a very decent dumping on the
. Just to put this in perspective it hasn’t snowed once during this winter in our valley. But along comes spring and hello snow! Eeeh crazy NZ weather ;p We now have weather warnings for fierce gales, flooding *yadayadayada* – they lifted the thunderstorm warning! *pout* So much for entertainment amongst it all *grin* But aren’t the pictures of it pretty! Tararua Range
Back to the reading aloud. The bestest thing EVER.
Next to fabulous critiquers that is : ) As I’ve mentioned before I read aloud to my friends Sian and Loi who love the story as they are two of the four main characters. So they like to add input as I’m reading… rather naughty input a lot of the time too!
As I was reading through one scene I had one of those revelations. It was boring – with a capital B. Just the scene not the story but it means that today I’m working on removing bits of it and adding the ‘conflict’ I spoke of yesterday. Which is pretty exciting.
Actually there seems to have been rather a few posts lately by those I follow regarding conflict. So if you’re one of them feel free to add a comment with a link to your post : ) No sense in me repeating it all *grin* What I will say is that the line of conflict I’m adding will make all my beta readers happy. It adds to the story, reveals the characters personalities more and throws in a hint of angst without making me wanna scream ; p It also means I still keep my very awesome story line (OMG am I aching to start book two.. must finish current project!!).
And as a side note here’s a shout out to NZ designer Sera Lilly – your show was AWESOME! And you had to have the sexiest models out of all the shows. Picking girls & women off the street for models was a fabulous concept (and yes they were trained to walk the runway – and looked stunning!)