It struck me as I was driving home from work this afternoon how much I was looking forward to getting back and switching this machine on and getting stuck into my new WIP – another teenage thing – only I wanted to blog about it first (procrastination to the end).
When Hubby asked yesterday how the book was going (after our weekend**, he damned well should ask) I found the sentence “d’you know it’s actually delicious – just like opening a new box of chocolates” leave my mouth – because it is.
And I’ve never had this before.
I have never waxed lyrical about the penning of a book before. Usually the whole exercise is littered with words such as ‘block’ or ‘plot-mush’ or ‘shite’ or ‘drivel’. Never before has it appeared to me as fresh and as tempting as a newly-unwrapped box of chocolates.
This thought then obviously thrust me headlong into my wibbly wobbly world of Analogies R Me.
The Box – is the book. Keeps it altogether and it’s the shiny lure.
The Strawberry Crème – kick-starts it all off with a sweet-tang that makes you want another.
The Praline – is the nutty, gutsy element of the story that’s full of interesting little bits.
The Coconut – is the bit you’re not sure you should have started but it might work.
The Orange Crème – has to go. Get rid of this whole section. It’s pants.
Toffee – You’ve hit the wall but don’t try to chew through it – wait for it to melt away of its own accord – you know it makes sense.
Nut Cluster – ah, see? This is more like it – this bit’s tying in with the Praline and now it feels like it’s all coming together.
Nougat – bit of a sub-plot we didn’t see coming but it might have benefits.
Caramel Crème – Oooh – that was lovely, I didn’t see that one coming either.
Coffee Crème – a total finale taste explosion that probably deserves a Brandy Liqueur to top it all off.
* WARNING: Eating a Box of Chocolates may result in a broadening of the beam
Writing a book may also cause the same result but with much greater benefits.
** See yesterday’s post