As I near the finish of the first, very rough, draft of The Marine's Heiress(working title) I'm starting of all the things I need to fix in the second draft. Tons and tons of things as usual but there is one constant I have to work on in the second draft of every novel I've ever written.
When I write, I have a clear picture in my mind of what my characters look like and even what they're wearing. But I'm very bad about getting that down in print. I tend to skip over descriptions of attire when I read books. As I sit here writing this in my flannel shorts and baggy tee shirt, I admit I'm not much of a fashion judge. On the other hand, a character's attire shows something about that character's personality just like my new running shoes do about me. And sometimes, because even my romance novels have a lot of action in them, what the characters are wearing can determine their movements. Someday, I'm going to write a novel where they all wear tee shirts and jeans with some great running shoes and never dress up into something fancier.
On a side note, I missed the cover reveal for Cloaked in Fur for Monday. TF Walsh's paranormal romance will be available on August 5th. Isn't that a great cover.
Do you spend a lot of attention to the attire of your characters when you write? Do you find it distracting when the attire is described in a lot of detail or do you want more than you get? What your favorite attire for when you're writing?