Mind of Their Own

You’re the author, you’re in charge, right?  Uh … Not so much.

Yesterday, I sat down at my laptop. I knew exactly what I was going to write. Hotel room, two guys and a bed — yeah, you got it.

I get everyone naked, write in a toy or two and — Without even the courtesy of discussing it with me first, my characters totally change the scene. I’m typing, but they’re in charge. They’re taking the narrative to a place I’d never thought to go and it works. It more than works, it’s better than what I had planned for them.

My characters developed a mind of their own.

It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, what a rush!

I’m an amateur, but it seems to me that for a writer this is the zenith, the gold at the end of the rainbow — your creations writing their own story.

Of course, now I’ve got rewrites ahead of me because they’ve mucked things up a bit, but so totally worth it 🙂

Aimer at Amazon

 

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6 thoughts on “Mind of Their Own

    1. I’ve often wished I was one of those disciplined writers, the ones with the chapter outlines and the flowcharts, but the unexpected is the best part…even though I’ve spent the last two days making everything work 🙂

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