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."


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

    I still love that tagline.

  2. Sorry about your back! Stop doing housework.

  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.

  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.

  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.

    Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?
    YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

  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!

  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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