Thursday, November 18, 2010

I Didn't See That Coming

I just threw my MC one hell of a curve.  It was so big I didn't even see it coming.  I mean, I knew I had to screw up her life again, but this particular piece of information was so huge it knocked me sideways.  She's still trying to recover from it, but she doesn't have time to wallow.  Onward.  Or rather, move forward before you die. 

Poor poor Rue.  I wish I could say I'm done chucking rocks at you, but you've got a long way to go.  Hang in there, hon, I made you strong enough to survive it all.  Bloodied but unbeaten.

Which is how I feel right now.  Or maybe I mean beaten but unbowed.  :shrug:  Either way I'm going to bed to sleep, perchance to dream a way for Rue to get through this - without seeming contrived or just generally lame.

And not because Rue's story is futile, but because I thought this was funny...
*All images deleted to avoid any chance of copyright infringement*


  1. Poor Rue! Such is the life of a character, particularly a main character. I hope she makes it through!

  2. Ooh, I love it when something strange and wonderful pops up in my writing! It keeps me going - just like when I'm reading a book - page turning at a writer's level.

    Good luck, Rue - B.E. sounds likes she's got it in for you :)

  3. Awe, don't you love just giving your characters hell and watching them get out of it?

    Love that picture! Good luck on your MS.

  4. That's what I love about writing - we are in control (or try to be!) of our characters and their world and boy, can we throw stuff at them that we'd hate to have thrown at us in real life!

    I like the name Rue for a character, too. :-)

  5. Futility is the spice of fiction!

    Okay, I made that up.

    But there's nothing like conflict for general awesomeness in fiction! :)

  6. I love it when we surprise ourselves as writers... just think how surprised the readers will be when it's published!