cedunkley (cedunkley) wrote,
cedunkley
cedunkley

  • Music:

When characters do unexpected things

After reworking the plot for one of my 3 POV characters -- moving chapters from their current placement to the second half of the WIP, adding new chapters in their place, nailing down the timeline more accurately -- this POV character meets a powerful leader of one of the mountain clans within his dukedom.

Now, does this new person follow along with the plot I've planned out? No, he doesn't. He throws a huge monkey wrench into everything. And you know what? I'm glad. While this is the first time I've actually written this character, he's been mentioned, and not in nice terms, on multiple occasions (in multiple WIPs). So, I guess this is his way of getting revenge by grabbing the spotlight and running with it.

However, like I've said, I really like it. Turns out this is just what the book needed at this point. And to think I was just going have my POV send a letter only and skip a personal appearance here.

Have you had a secondary character usurp the stage and put one of your POV characters in an unexpected predicament?

Anyway, now I have to figure out how to get my POV character out of this mess.

Time for another word count update:

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
40,130 / 100,000
(40.1%)


Getting there.
Tags: secondary characters, writing
Subscribe

  • Book purchases

    So, with the year winding down I took a few minutes out this morning to count the number of books I've purchased this year: Grand Total: 53…

  • Writing and Reading

    Writing While I'm still eyeing my opening chapter and wondering what to do with it, I'm almost finished with Chapter Seventeen. So, progress is…

  • Andre Norton

    I started out reading child versions of King Arthur and Greek and Roman mythology. When I was 8 I read The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. After…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment