This doesn’t happen very often: My main character reasoned me out of the major plot direction I wanted to write today.
I’d spent the weekend doodling around in my mind with how today’s scene was going to go. I had a specific thing my main character was going to do, it was pretty epic, it was pretty heroic…
And when I sat with my hands on the keyboard, my character said, “Nope. That’s not what I’m going to do, and here’s why I’m not going to do it.”
And she walked me through it step by step and detail by detail, and she was exactly right.
Now, of course, I’ve got to figure out how things get knocked into the direction my character was going to take WITHOUT my character following that path…
… Because that path is what the book was, and is still going to be about.
Now, however, that my MC has done the smart, absolutely right thing, I’ve got shove her into a corner so tight and mean and scary that the only choice she eventually has left is to do the wrong thing.
And I can feel the Grinch Smile pulling at the corners of my mouth already, because while I don’t know how I’m going to do this, figuring that out is going to be FUN.
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