Less than three weeks ago I woke up from a scary dream. Many authors are inspired by dreams, but the impact of this was so vivid it bordered on absurd. I literally got out of bed and went to my desk (not even stopping in the bathroom, which is unheard of!), and began to write. I wrote like someone posessed--a crazy woman in her pajamas with hair sticking straight up. In just over 14 days I'm more than halfway through a novel! That is as preposterous as not stopping in the bathroom first thing in the morning!
The pace of the writing is an indication of the pace of the book. It's like someone was standing behind me, banging on a base drum.
We all know that poetry has a cadence, but did you know that books do as well? You may not be consciously aware of it, but if you are reading a book and you find yourself going, blah, blah, blah, blah. Well, that pretty much sums up the books' cadence.
The cadence to this book is BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM BAM. Definitely a double-time.
What type of cadence do you enjoy in a book? A marching band? A rock beat? The gentle strum of a cello?
Or have you read one of those books that possesses the monotonous beat of Newton's cradles?
Maureen (Crazy author desperately wiggling in her seat because she hasn't had time to get up to go to the bathroom)