My crit group has gotten hold of my in -progress YA and discovered something I figured out a little while ago - none of us likes the MC. At least, not in the beginning. She does lighten up about 1/3 of the way into the book, but for the moment she is not in possession of a lot of redeeming qualities. This is a problem. I've been dancing around this manuscript for a few weeks now, but haven't actually opened up the file and typed anything for oh...longer than I care to admit. What's gotten in the way? Just few things like a revision on my MG, a quick trip to Santa Barbara, some freelance work and summer vacation. Today was the first real day of summer for the kids and it just confirmed my fears that I'm not going to get much done for the next 90 days or so. Sigh.
On this date: In 1942, Paul McCartney is born.