This weekend I went on a spontaneous trip to Luxembourg. Where the heck is that you might ask? Luxembourg is a smaller European country, which is located below Belgium and also shares borders with France and Germany. Honey Bear and I went to see Romania vs. Luxembourg soccer game (or football match if you prefer). Then we visited Luxembourg city for the day on Saturday. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post with the details and pretty photos.
So this week was a little different than the others so far in the ROW80 challenge. Firstly, as I mentioned last Sunday I had to go back to the drawing board. I ran out of outlined chapters so I had to do some plotting before I could continue to write. Knowing myself, I could have left it for a few days and then really sat down to plot. But after checking in last Sunday, I made myself plot and I planned out the next 11 chapters of my novel by hand. Yeah, it would have been smarter to do it on the computer from the beginning, but looking at all my notes in hard copy proved to make the job much more creative and faster.
So this week (as of Tuesday) I had all my plot ready to go on my computer and I began writing. I haven’t exactly hit the 5,000 word mark today YET. But I will. I’ve written two chapters this week, one of them was only 2 paragraphs long, which I don’t know if it works yet but its what I got for the moment.
Today, I am starting to enter the Chick Flick moments of the story. I’m sad to say that I haven’t watched many chick flicks since I moved to Brussels in January 2010. I’ve read my fair share of women’s fiction, but I need some visual aids to get me inspired to write the upcoming chick flick moments of my book. So, now my task for this week is to of course write my 5,000 words, but I must watch some chick flicks for inspiration. Oh, how I dream of my day job being a fiction writer and being asked “so what did you do today?” and my response being “oh, I watched 3 chick flicks for research.” Love it! We can all dream right. 🙂
So can anyone recommend some great chick flicks? (P.S. please don’t recommend movies like A Walk to Remember or the Notebook and remember I’m in Europe so the latest American releases aren’t here yet). Or maybe you have some other good resources for inspiring chick-flicky writing?