Hi folks! DC Juris again! Today, I thought we'd talk a little shop.
One of my major stumbling blocks when I write is adding in details. What characters look like, what their houses look like, what kinds of cars the drive - that sort of thing. It's one of those skills that doesn't seem very hard to hone, but really is. At least it is for me. :-P
The problem, I suppose, lies in the fact that I don't like a lot of details when I read. I really don't care if the mantle was made of stone or wood, what color the couch was, or what brand of beer the characters were drinking. I don't even need to know what the characters look like, unless it's really, really relevant. I prefer to make all those things up in my own head, going off things I recognize and am familiar with.
So, you can imagine how much fun I am for editors sometimes. Over the past year, I've gotten much better (I think!), but certain stories of mine still undergo a lot of pre-submission work before they're ready.
But it begs the question - what is your preference? Do you like to know all the down and dirty details, or make it up as you go along? Do you want to know what your leading man or woman (or men or women ::wink::) look like, or would you rather mentally model them after your very own image of perfection?
Leave a comment below with your answer, and I'll pick one lucky person to win a free pdf copy of one of the following books of mine - winner's pick!
"Family Ties" - transgender male/male romance, with a touch of BDSM
"Tenacious Bea and the Bite of Destiny" - Christmas-themed f/f romance
"The Best Kind of Prize" - Christmas with Jack and Alan - what's better?
"On God's Honor" - m/m romance featuring my hot-n-sexy angel, Ekenezer
"Serge's Gift" - a scorching lil' m/m story featuring my very non-sparkly vampire, Serge
"On Solid Ground" - m/m romance featuring my favorite couple, Jack & Alan
"Where He Belongs" - two studly Doms, one sweet little sub - m/m/m, anyone?
For more information on a certain title, or to read an excerpt, just visit the Torquere Press website, and pick my name - DC Juris - from the author drop-down menu up in the tippy top left corner.