Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Whip-It UP Wednesdays!

Happy Wednesday!

Hope you've been keeping with your goals, TLN'ers! I've had some set backs, but have no doubts I'll get back up to speed in no time flat. I didn't get to write as much I would have liked this last weekend. BUT I did do a lot of plot work. LOL You'd never guess where . . . in a ROSS Clothing Store! Yep, my grammie and aunts can shop like champions. For once, I was able to walk through a store without whining kiddos begging for this and that or bickering with each other. It was nice to actually look through the racks and just think.

Here's what I've been stewing on lately. Let's see if any one has faced this before or knows how I should proceed:

I've just finished part of a scene where my heroine gets hurt. My plan was to have her get a boo-boo, so the hero could "save" her. However, my dilemma (and it's a small one, lol) is whose POV should come after she takes on smack to the noggin? Should it be his POV on what happened or should it be hers after she wakes up in the arms of her match? OR should I have the hero be the one to get clobbered and SHE saves him?!

It's just a simple twist of schematics that I haven't found the right equation for. I'm going to give this little hitch in my plans another day to work itself out. If I still can't find a scenario I like then I'm moving onward and will come back to it later. No use gathering moss! LOL

Now, cough it up, ya'll! How do you figure out whose POV fits which scene the best?


Stephanie McGee said...

The thing that immediately comes to mind is a post by Roni over at Fiction Groupie about sex in romances. What's important in the scene? Is it the lead-up? The aftermath? The act itself?

I think that it can translate here to what you're struggling with.

Which is most important for moving things forward? Her reactions after everything has happened? His as it's happening?

I don't know if that really helps at all.

For me, when I'm deciding on a POV for a new chapter in my works, I tend to go with what feels natural to the flow of events. I know that's totally not helpful.

Sarah Simas said...

Thanks, Stepanie! I'll give it a whirl and see what happens. LOL At this point, I just want to break thru the clutter. :)

Rebecca J Vickery said...

HI Sarah,
What a boondoggle!!! LOL
I usually do the hero's point of view if the heroine is injured. What better time for him to realize how much she is coming to mean to him than by his reaction and reflection? He can be tender and loving without the heroine knowing and let us in on what he's really feeling.
For a twist though, which you know I love, if he gets conked on the head it would definitely be interesting to find out how the heroine is going to handle it.
Not a lot of help, but I hope it's food for thought.

liana laverentz said...

In any scene, you use the POV of the character who has the most to lose, or the most at stake. Once you figure that out, it's easy! Good luck!

prashant said...

I know that's totally not helpful.
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