Getting back into the swing of things after a break is always hard. I feel less like a writer and more like a kid frantically throwing things into the toybox because mom is coming to check the room I swore was clean but really wasn’t.
I’m also struggling to write a wedding. It’s one of the plot points, and important to the story. Ok, maybe that sounds weird, but I’m not the biggest fan of weddings themselves. Hubby and I eloped. After helping with a wedding last year, I don’t know why anyone wants to put themselves through the stress that comes with planning, prepping, and executing a wedding. Even worse is the cost! If your dream wedding helps your marriage off to a great start, it could be worth it for you. If that is what will make you happy then I will be happy for you. It’s just not for me, and that’s fine.
So, how am I going to write something I wouldn’t do? Simple, flashback to the highlights and move on. Honestly, no one cares how many drinks great-uncle Billy had, or how many songs they danced to. The reader only cares to know that it happened, the gift the king gave them (because it is important to the story later), and the feelings of inadequacy the character had as he faces things he doesn’t think he can do but will choose to do all he can for.
Why the last part? Character development and growth! Almost everyone loves a good underdog story even if it is only the fight of inner self-doubt.