I have trouble writing "kissy" scenes. Some people love writing great makeout scenes between their characters-- me, I feel like a complete and total goofball when I need to write anything romantic. Still, after a few months of playing in a middle grade sandbox, I realized that I...well, kind-of miss the "kissy stuff."
In honor of St. Valentine's day, I've decided to play with two characters I've been toying with for a contemporary YA. I get a little bit more kissy practice, you get a Valentine post (hmm, I think I get the better part of the bargain.) Since I'll need some Valentine's entertainment, I'd love it if some of you also posted love-y blurbs on your own blogs.
Yes, I just begged for stories. If you couldn't tell from my FDB (fictional dead boy) or Mini Sock Boy posts, I'm single. So, while all of the people around me are spending their Valentine's day eating out or whatever people who have significant others do, I'm icing my injured hamstring, eating chocolate, and probably doing some spa-y mask thing to my face while watching people making cupcakes on TV. Entertainment is good!*
(*Note, I'm actually pretty happy about my circumstances. Totally did not have to buy a card or stuff today. And I can eat and do whatever I want. Whee!!)
Begging over, I'd like to introduce you to Phoebe and Dev, from a (barely) outlined YA contemporary and written (mostly) over my lunch hour today.
Feb 2 2014 update: Sooooooo... since this little excerpt actually made it into Bookishly Ever After *and* is so much better in its new form, I'm taking it off of the blog so you all can see it perfectly shiny and wonderful in 10 more months! <3 Issy
Happy Valentine's Day!