Those pesky characters and their own minds…

For those of you who write fiction:  Ever have a character, main or support, that just as things are rocking along to your outline decides he or she wants to do something completely different?  Even better, suddenly decides that a large portion of who you decided they are is actually wrong?

In the current work-in-progress (just 8k words right now, but shooting for 80-100k) one of the characters I had set up as a love interest for my main character decided that not only does she pretty much hate him, she doesn’t “swing that way”.  Okay, so I got a big part of her makeup wrong, but instead of trying to whip her into going along with my original outline, I’m just letting it play out.

Don’t you just love it when a character that YOU created throws you a major curve ball?


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