Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Help, New MeMe, and Winchesters

I've started a new book, and I need some input.

Remember the movie Sweet Home Alabama? Reese Witherspoon wants to marry her rich fiancé but can't until she gets a divorce from her redneck ex. She winds up with the redneck ex.

My book has a certain basis in that premise. The heroine has a past that has come back to threaten her. She dumps the fiancé to protect him and his family but knows she's not safe until she solves the problem, so she goes back to her former flame, who is now a mercenary and the only person she knows who could maybe help her. But the fiancé surprises her and insists on helping. So there are two potential heroes, both of whom defy the labels she has placed on them, both of whom are worthy of her. I don't know who she winds up with yet.

My dilemma is, should I write the book all in her POV (it's third person) or include both heroes' POVs?

Having all three POVs is highly unconventional, even more unconventional than having two heroes in the first place (outside of erotic romance, I suppose, which this book is not). But I think the book would be richer and more emotionally engaging if we saw inside the guys' heads.

So tell me...what would you like to read?

Trish Milburn has started her own meme. Please participate, if you are so inspired!

Famous People Meme — Which famous person in each of the following categories would you like to meet?

Author — My first thought was Jim Butcher, but Trish said JK Rowling and that's a good one, too. Many of my other favorites, I've had the great fortune to have met already.

Movie Actor — Jason Bateman, I think. I still have semi-obsessions with Brendan Fraser, Orlando Bloom, and Joaquin Phoenix, and Jonathan Rhys Myers, but I'm so impressed with Jason's acting, and he seems like the kind of guy who'd sit down and talk to me about writing and acting and the business and stuff, without acting like he's doing me a favor.

TV Actor — Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, total no-brainer.

Musician/Singer — Jason Manns

Historical Figure — No idea. Maybe Laura Ingalls.

Fictional Book Character — Harry Dresden

Fictional Movie or TV Character — Sam and Dean (from Supernatural, of course)! And also Derek Reese from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

Some of my "friends" have been successfully keeping me (among other people) away from my writing challenge with Winchester videos. As a result, I find Winchester vids peppering the blogs I read. I might as well join in! Here's one of my favorites:


MaryF said...

I think 3 POVs would be interesting. The whole premise is cool.

That video is my second only to the South Park video. Papa as Chef....LOLOLOL!

Victoria said...

I know I already said just her pov, and then moved my position to the fence but the three pov's...I'm liking that idea more and more.
Hey, and you can't totally blame me! If I remember correctly, it was you and a certain other person who first exposed me to the glory of Winchesterland. :)
As I said before, it's pure inspiration!! Necessary! And since pretty much everyone else invovled in this challenge is watching the videos...I think your chances of winning are still the same! And I still want my drink hat! LOL

Natalie Damschroder said...

Thanks, Mary (and Smith)! That's what most people are saying, so that's the way I'm leaning. It feels right.

I haven't seen the South Park one (I dont' think)! Got a link?

Smith, I can so totally blame you! You sent me all those links, then wrote 32 pages!!! Sabotoeur.

Victoria said...

Hey, you can call me whatever names you want! lol You loved, and needed, the videos. I was just looking out for ya! :)
I've seen the South Park one. It's a riot!
I might do Trish's meme tomorrow!I forgot about it until I'd already blogged!

Natalie Damschroder said...

Well, okay, yeah, I did.

*goes to find South Park video*

Cindy Procter-King said...

Is this an ST, Natalie? If so, I think 3 POVs would be interesting. Why not? The world needs more "something different."

Natalie Damschroder said...

It is an ST, yes. Thanks for weighing in! I just started a scene in the fiancé's POV, so I guess that's the way I'm going! LOL

I appreciate all the opinions, everyone!