Yesterday, I addressed Scene Flow, and how in a romance scene, you might decide to develop it a bit more, making it longer. In a suspense, sometimes it’s nice to develop that before you jumpstart the action again.
Today, we’re going to jump back into the suspense, drawing that element forward.
Just to make sure I’m on the right track, I want to go back to my synopsis. It’s still my roadmap, even though I’ve been taking a few day trips…
Luke wants his sister, who is a giant MacKenzie Grace fan to meet her, and the dinner out at the roadhouse seemed to go without a hitch…maybe no one will recognize her. But what Luke doesn’t know is that someone has recognized Kenzie – the reporter from the Nashville paper, and she’s hanging around town to get the inside scoop.
A scoop she plans on selling to a national gossip magazine – MacKenzie Grace, hiding from her fans, in torrid love affair with man accused of being a fraud.
While buying Kenzie ice cream, Luke sees the reporter…and intercepts her. Unfortunately, she is the snake Kenzie predicted…she’ll trade the truth about Kenzie for an exclusive from Luke.
Kenzie revels in the feeling of being a normal person, instead of a celebrity, diving into the simple pleasures of backyard barbeque, and playing croquet. Maybe this is what she really wants – a home, a family…a man like Luke, who seems to enjoy her company…without the trappings of what her fame and money can bring to him. He seems to care for her – Kenzie Grace Guinn, the girl who grew up in a trailer in the backhills of North Carolina. The girl she’s nearly forgotten, and is starting to discover again. If only she could hide here forever.
Okay, so I’m on the right track. Continue reading “Act 2: Jumping back into the suspense!”