Sunday, 6 September 2009

Divided loyalties

When I first started to write NRIMH I sympathised with character S. They were my downtrodden Victorian heroine (so to speak - not set in Victorian times) they were the character that was going to evoke strong emotions from the reader. So why is it that 10,000 words in character J is now the one I want to put my arms around and hug? This is so wrong. Character J is the reason that character S is the she is. Character J doesn't deserve my sympathy or affection.
At least with BTL I knew where my loyalties lay.

6 comments:

Suzanne Jones said...

It sounds like character J has become a real person to you - I love it when that happens (even if it doesn't always fall in with my plans for the book).

Colette said...

I know what you mean Suzanne. I'd wanted to dislike character J because character S was the important onae. But suddenly S has become less important. The whole premise of the book might have just changed.

Jarmara Falconer said...

Maybe as your book progresses Character S will delevlop more and become just as alive to you as J, or you may find you will already be rewriting your synopsis ;-)

Good luck

Colette said...

Maybe she will Jarmara - I'll be dealing with S in detail shortly. For now though I'm enjoying getting to know J.

Angel Bluestocking said...

Glad to see you're progressing it. Just go with the flow. It will be interesting to see where it leads and you can always 'keep' the character for something else if so strong.

btw - Love the new format. Good to see the 'real you.'

Colette said...

Thanks Angel - its very liberating being myself. I'm going to follow your advice and just go with it. I like to let my characters evolve and J is certainly growing on me.