Friday, November 7, 2014
Characters Changing the Plot
The next book, A Light Shines Forth, is coming along. I find it very surprising that my characters have a life of their own. I thought the ninth graders, Isabella and Ellie were the main characters. As it turns out Emma and Noah have taken over.
While I write a chapter I actually go back into the previous chapters to add tidbits that may lead into what I am writing. That is when the characters usually take over. Ideas and thoughts just spill out onto the page and I find that the whole novel could have a new twist.
Now if I can just figure out how to smoothly move my book five years into the future I will be able to pull this novel off.
I love writing. I love my characters.