Monday, August 15, 2011

Sore back and tag line

My back is still in bad shape. My husband had to stay home again today. Not a great start to the week. It's frustrating to be a parent of a toddler and not be able to bend to play with him or clean up after him. I vacuumed yesterday and it took a lot more out of me than I thought it would. Sneezing hurts. Of course, everything I experienced gets consideration as material for a possible story. Would a story be interesting if the heroine had a trick back that would give out at the most inopportune moments? Maybe, maybe.

I've never written a heroine with major physical obstacles to overcome. There are injuries and exhaustion, but not something she starts off with. I like writing emotional obstacles. Perhaps I should write a story with a protagonist that has a major physical obstacle to challenge myself. I'm always up for a challenge!

I finished the first draft of my synopsis for A Lion's Heart. I have a blurb that slowly being tweaked and it's not half bad right now. I have a tag line that I like. Other tag lines that I tried out were about the hero and played on the fact he's a Sphinx. They were a bit sillier than this one. Let me know what you think.

"The key to saving him is within her. Literally."

7 comments:

  1. I hope your back gets better soon, and it could make an interesting story. :)

    I still love that tagline.

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  2. Sorry about your back! Stop doing housework.

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  3. Alex - I only cleaned the bathrooms today. Only a little movement needed there! Okay, so I cleaned the microwave too. Procrastination to keep me from editing.

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  4. Sorry your back is still bugging you. I had a pulled muscle in my shoulder plaguing me all weekend. It's better now though.

    A physical obstacle would make for an interesting read. There's lots of emotional stuff in there.

    Nice tagline and good going on the synopsis. That's something I still have to do.

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  5. *hugs* for your back. I hope you get to feeling better. When I had back problems, I'd use my toes to pick things up--yes, I am a barefoot queen. Like you, I've never thought of writing with my MCs having physical obstacles, either. I focus on emotional ones.

    I hope you feel better soon.

    ♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥
    Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?
    YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

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  6. Christine, just rest up! Relax, watch the telly, take meds, use this time to chill for a bit.

    As for the tagline- I love it!

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  7. Thanks for the comments on the tagline and the concern for my back. I've been resting it and doing gentle stretches. It feels a little better, but I still can't bend or lift anything.

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