the adjective chestnut

did I just use ‘adjective’ as an adjectival noun? You betcha!

Last year, as I have said before, I had good writing habits instilled in me, and things like adjectives bred out of me. I then revolted and decided to put all the passionate expression back. At least to begin with.

Today I may or may not have taken that too far.

My hero was watching my heroine and noticed her ‘strong, virginal neck’.

I do not know how I feel about this yet. On the one hand, I think it does convey something of what he’s feeling in that moment, and how he feels about her. ‘Virginal’ describes her clear, upstanding integrity, as well as the covetous desire he’s starting to feel for her.

On the other hand, it’s the first hint I’ve had from my subconscious that a person’s neck could change after they have sex for the first time.

I will think on it.

About anna cowan

I look around, and here I am - housewife and aspiring romance novelist. This seems unexpected.
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