Quote Du Jour:
“I’m not in it for your revolution, sweetheart, and Iâ€™m not in it for you. Iâ€™m in it for the money. I expect to be well paid.”
–Han Solo, Star Wars (Episode IV)
Sometimes characters donâ€™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 didnâ€™t feel right. Instead, they led me down another path which ended up with the near rape of my heroine by the evil earl sheâ€™s intended to marry.
And then, while writing the adventure serial, my hero and heroine DO get cozy and Iâ€™m thinking heâ€™s going to get all mushy on her and express the â€œLâ€ word, but it just didnâ€™t work that way. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I kept thinking, â€œHe wouldnâ€™t just blurt it out that way.â€ Heâ€™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 didnâ€™t feel right to have him say it, or even think it for that matter.
Why wonâ€™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.