Runaway Characters

Quote Du Jour:
“I’m not in it for your revolution, sweetheart, and I’m not in it for you. I’m in it for the money. I expect to be well paid.”
–Han Solo, Star Wars (Episode IV)

Sometimes characters don’t cooperate with you.

I was writing a scene yesterday, intending to have my hero and heroine do the horizontal hula (haha), but it just didn’t feel right. Instead, they led me down another path which ended up with the near rape of my heroine by the evil earl she’s intended to marry.


And then, while writing the adventure serial, my hero and heroine DO get cozy and I’m thinking he’s going to get all mushy on her and express the “L” word, but it just didn’t work that way. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I kept thinking, “He wouldn’t just blurt it out that way.” He’s a sarcastic type, sort of like Han Solo, and I imagine the first time he confesses his true feelings for the heroine, it will not be in the throes of passion. It just didn’t feel right to have him say it, or even think it for that matter.


Why won’t they just cooperate with me and let me write it the way *I* want to?

Good progress on the new novel yesterday. Just over 2000. Need to try and concentrate on the romance serial today but the new novel is pulling at me again today. I really want to write on that, but I know I have to work on my committed work, too, which is kind of a bummer.

Guess I better get to it.

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.