“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
― Robert Frost
I discovered how true were Frost’s words when I wrote the scene in Eve’s Garden for which readers sometimes make me apologize at readings. Squeezing out that scene took weeks of crying and pacing the floor. Today I will try to put every bit as much suffering into the experience of the mother in The Fruit of Queens, who doesn’t yet have a name, though her children’s’ names are regal.
Today will be interesting! Especially since I have to leave early to go to the dentist to attend a tooth that cracked over the weekend. I have a feeling I will be trying out phrases in the dentist chair, and chomping at the bit–Yes, I know–to get back to the computer. Wherever you are going today with your writing–and I hope you will let us know, below,in the comments–bon voyage! There’s no safer way to adventure than writing, even if your heart breaks with your characters. As Frost says, those are the scenes we want to read!