On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

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RITA Award Winning Author -- that's like the Oscar, folks! Futuristic/Fantasy Romance and Fantasy with Romantic Subplots.

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

What happened to the cat?

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I'm about 150 pages into Heart Fate and there is no cat. There is a grumpy dog and maybe 3 lines of telepathic dialogue between heroine and dog.

I have a very lowering feeling that I'd better go back and put in a cat. I don't think my readers can go, say, 100 pages without a Fam. I've got wonderful hooks that I don't want a cat messing up, so I'll look and see where I can insert a few paragraphs. Cat will be Ilexa (mentioned in HeartMate) a Holly hunting cat (they raise hunting cats -- HeartMate and Heart Duel). I believe Ilexa will be friend and mentor at this portion of the book. Undemanding because Tinne is very tortured. Later she can be snotty or a trickster. Just occurred to me that any scene with grumpy, abused dog and trickster cat may be interesting.

But the next upcoming scene can be between Tinne and Ilexa a few pages at least, or more than a paragraph or two, and she will get an assignment.

That's all for now. May you be aware of your readers' expectations today.
Robin

2 Comments:

Blogger talia pente said...

Oh yes, Tinne is tortured and we have waited so long for his HEA. So, a low key Ilexa would be fine. When Tinne starts to heal, then the tricks can begin.

Can't wait,

talia

7:36 PM  
Blogger Robin D Owens said...

Well, I DID manage to get Ilexa into the book, but not until about page 50 I think. She's been gone since the place has been cursed.

The events just keep piling up. Like I said, I think I had Tinne have about 6-7 disasters in one day.

robin

9:19 PM  

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