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Soundtrack: Doctor Who Season 1.
I had a lot of fun writing today’s scene. You can tell by my word count. The NaNo site is glitching so it doesn’t tell me how much I’ve written so I’m back to relying on my Word stats. The words flew easily today because I could tell exactly what was happening and how. I only paused to do some research about something I’ve never done myself, but I read a bit and watched some YouTube videos so I think I’ll manage to pull it off. I don’t want to reveal what it is but suffice to say it’s a totally awesome dream date!
I think I’m really starting to portray Lachlan as this horrible kind of guy. Not intentionally, you know, but the way Edward Cullen is represented on the page is basically in two different ways: First there’s the guy who’s in love with Bella and would do anything to protect her, and then there’s the stalky paedophile who watches her sleep. Well, Lachlan’s starting to reveal that he’s a bit of a control freak as well, which is totally appropriate because that’s exactly what I’m aiming for. I want Lachlan to represent everything that Edward, Patch and Daniel stand for in their novels (Twilight, Hush Hush and Fallen respectively). Most girls can’t see past their abs, hands and eyes to the controlling, manipulating assholes that lurk beneath. Part of me thinks there’s a real irony in that: the whole ‘beauty is only skin deep’ really applies to those YA ‘boys’ (who are really hundreds or thousands of years old but still fall in love with teenage girls like it’s all the rage). At the same time, Lachlan is totally hot but totally an asshole – only Tina doesn’t realise it yet. She’s starting to suspect, but every time she confronts him, he confuses her again with his magic. I can’t wait til she breaks free and kicks his ass demon-hunter style.
I always knew it was an awesome idea to have a male witch in this book.