It was one of those days where, after I came home from writing, I can’t wait to get back to it in the morning.
It’s like my character has my heart, and I gotta get back to her.
But right now, sleep has my brain. When I sat down, I actually had interesting thoughts to share. Ah well.
Oh, right. I’ve never made the mistake of picking the wrong POV character before. Erica Orloff was talking about Shiny New Idea Syndrome, and I was missing that buzzy feeling one gets about some ideas. I went Borders wandering the other night, just trolling for ideas because I missed that feeling. (I don’t let myself bring my laptop.) It occurred to me that in this one idea I’ve been struggling with, I kept hating that the main character took me away from this set of characters I’d developed in my head.
There was one particular character who seemed so intriguing to me, that I felt I had to leave her mysterious, so that she would elicit the same fascination and mystery to the reader as she does for me.
Then ... what if she was my main character? The key is diving into that mystery and exploring it. I’ve struggled with this idea forever, but I’m praying this is the key. I hope, dear God, I hope.
But I’ve shoved it in the corner of my brain. I try to always be a couple ideas ahead of what I’m currently writing, but I can’t live in them, yet. Have you ever worn out an idea by thinking about it too much before you could get to the writing of it?