Saturday, March 22, 2008
My characters just aren't behaving ....
My current WIP is taking a bit of a tangent. As most of you know, I'm not a plotter -- I tend to write spontaneously with just a general idea of where a story will go.
Well, this book ("Murder at the Casino") is going in all kinds of interesting directions. The hero proposed marriage in chapter 6. I thought he was going to propose on the final page. Whoa. Having them be engaged that early in the story adds a layer of complexity I hadn't planned on.
Then there's his past -- the FBI agent sent in to investigate the crime turns to have slept with him right before he met the heroine.
Whoa again. Another right turn -- now we've got some jealousy going on.
My books are getting as unpredictable as the weather ... and they both keep me on my toes!
Happy Easter -- pretend that snowman there is an Easter bunny -- we've had about 8" of snow this week, so it takes some imagination!