Friday, January 25, 2008

Smart Characters

I'm definitely not a plotter. Every time I get stuck I think that planning where the story is going will help. But when I sit down in 'stuck mode' at the keyboard I'm always so amazed when I let the characters take over.

When I started this morning, my hero woke my heroine up in the hospital room and made her hide in the bathroom, someone had come into his hospital room to search. Hmm. 2,000 words later, I was still wondering how that happened.

Then, within 6 hours of getting out of the hospital they were making love! They were supposed to wait at least a couple weeks! Guess he wasn't as injured as I thought.

So, with them leading the way, I wrote 3500, 2000 in just three hours. I couldn't believe it. If only the ideas would flow that well all the time. I'm not taking the weekend off because I have to work Monday and will be on errands a couple days next week.

1 comment:

Leah Braemel said...

I am SO jealous! I love when the characters talk like that and won't shut up - and it shows when you go back and read it later. The words just flow on the page and sucks the reader in too.

Way to go on the wordcount!