Sunday, July 10, 2011

Day 10 - The twisting plot

I wrote a little over 3,000 words today and managed to beginning packing a little bit to move on August 1st to my new apartment.  My plot took an interesting twist today when my main character, Lydia decided to make a life-changing mistake.  This plot bunny was not written into the original plot and actually changes the story some.  I'm not sure if I like this mistake, but I'm gonna keep going.  I love it when I feel like I'm the one listening as the character makes the mistakes and I'm just writing her story.  I'm letting it go and writing with the flow.  Lydia has taken control of my novel and that's okay with me. :)  I'll just have to see where it takes me.

How do you feel when a character takes over your writing?

Day 9 - Word count:  16,940
Day 10 - Word count:  20,031


  1. For the most part, I give them the scene they want to be in and save it under a different file name. If I come back to it the next day and the scene really does work, it gets added to the story and I redraft the outline.

    I love what you said here, "I'm just writing her story." Brilliant!

  2. My characters take on a life of their own, they're always doing things that I don't expect.

    I love the new blog layout, btw!

  3. Thanks Christine! :) I just have to find out a way for the story to keep going when I'm not sure what Lydia will do. It makes it all very interesting!

  4. I try to wrangle back control somehow.

  5. Thanks Jessie! I think I did manage to wrangle control back today. I'll just have to see how long that lasts. :)