In case anyone has been wondering, the project of writing my book has been going along pretty well. I am about halfway into the story so far. I can say that I like the direction the story is heading into. As I have mentioned, I am a story teller without a blueprint when it comes to novel writing. Each scene is a new discovery of what’s going to happen next. For instance, I don’t think I could have created the exact antagonist that I wanted until I had X number of pages written already. And the antagonist is really a girl that you will love to hate.
Going forward from the scene of the excerpt that I shared in a previous post, Tiffany goes into a state of shock after hearing her dad’s news about the fall of the Hansel empire. She finds herself trialing through a denial, self-loathing, and depression period. The drowning period becomes necessary for her to deal with reality. She drowns in sorrow until she reaches the bottom and there’s nowhere to go but up. Tiffany soon realizes that her only options are to either stay drowned where it is bleak and lonely or to make an effort to rise above, -or die trying. Tragedy and hardship build character. And we see Tiffany grow from a spoiled, helpless princess brat to a woman overcome with determination. BUT at the same time, she still has the princess syndrome in her that she can’t fully grow out of. It’s who she is. And sometimes it seems to get the best of her. It’s almost like a battle of the two alter egos of the old spoiled Tiffany and the strong, humble, independent Tiffany that she is trying so hard to become.
In the later chapters, she eventually finds her way into the professional kitchen and that is where the smut starts to unfold. The sous chef, Brad becomes the apple of her eye. Brad is gorgeous, and one of the hottest young chefs that is almost a celebrity in the industry. He is actually one of the rare “wealthy” chefs, -wealthy and well known (which is the only way a chef can reach desirable wealth. Most average unfamous chefs are dirt poor) because of his influential media presence. Tiffany wants him. BAD. The highlight of coming in to work everyday is to be able to see Brad. Even though she has very little interaction with Brad throughout the day, just a simple “good morning” is enough to have her swooning throughout the entire day.
Iris, on the other hand, is full of self confidence. She knows she can have any man she wants and is not afraid to act on it. Tiffany sees a lot of her old self in the young and cocky Iris.
So what do you guys think? I was aiming for a “Kitchen Confidential” meets “50 Shades of Grey”. So you can expect some “naughty” scenes, but maybe not as much S&M.
If you guys are on Goodreads, you can keep posted on my updates. I started posting/sharing on there. So far, I just have chapter 1 uploaded. If you are curious to read more about what happens after dinner (where we left off on the previous post), feel free to take a look.