Tuesday, May 24
No Conflict Here
Meet Tangie and PK.
He's orange, long-haired and loves human food and laps.
She is a blue point Siamese. She is cross-eyed and a little ...um... chubby. But they love one another beyond measure. Their differences have never mattered. From the beginning, Tangie has loved and looked out for PK.
Every afternoon, they crawl on my bed, wrap their arms around each other and have a snooze. It is pure contentment. A perfect relationship.
I saw this picture and it made me think of my stories. And one of the problems I sometimes have with them. You see, I like to jump ahead to the contented stage. To the afternoon nap part of love.
And the whole point of romance is the journey, including the conflict. The conflict turns the story. You hear it time and again...if you don't have a conflict, you don't have a story.
Do you struggle with conflict? Or does it come easy for you? Do you have to remind yourself to put it in, or is it there on every page?
I would like to hear how you keep the conflict churning page after page.