Yet again the Jennifer Crusie in the He Wrote She Wrote Workshop, http://www.crusiemayer.com/workshop/, has hit the nail on the head for me - character development. At nearly 60k I know my characters very well. The story is moving along at a good pace but I am not sure if Madde's story is compelling enough. The antagonist, Serena, well being Serena she gets her space and her time. Madde being of quieter nature is too calm. Her change from beginning to end is not yet strong or compelling enough. No, I am not going to stop at this stage and rewrite. I need to get the bones of the story down and then work really hard on Madde's motivations. It is her story after all and if I'm not careful it will be Serena's.
I was going to talk about the discusision on writing sex scenes in the first person and otherwise over on Julie Cohen's blog, http://www.julie-cohen.com/blog and Phillipa Ashley's http://phillipa-ashley.com/blog/, but that will have to wait for another day!