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Some thoughts on my WIP
1: a riddle whose answer is or involves a pun
2a : a question or problem having only a conjectural answer
b : an intricate and difficult problem
I have one of these, probably 2b. An important but not main character is doing things I hadn’t considered until he went there. Now I’m stuck trying to figure out what to do about him. I knew how he felt, and there are hints all over in The Vista. Book 2 is going off in directions I hadn’t considered. That’s all good and well, hell, I actually prefer it. Characters can come up with amazing things.
This one has me concerned, but not to the point of not letting it happen. For one thing, sex happens. A lot. These characters are young and healthy, and ~ta-da~, guess what? My concern, I guess, is that readers might get the impression my female character has too many men. It’s not an orgy, but there are three of them. Or there will be, at some point in book 2. Shannon is actually pretty picky about her men.
Authors – do your characters go off and make their own storylines? Do you let them? This isn’t a first, I’m just curious if it’s a personal quirk or a thing writers deal with.
Here’s a bit I jotted down because it wouldn’t go away.
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“What in the hell are you doing?” [Kyle? To Green]
“You know what I’m doing; I’m just waiting it out.”
“That’s pretty much pointless.”
“Pointless. Someday, Mac is going to burn himself out entirely and become a fucking hermit because that’s what he has to do. Hunter is on the path to alienating everyone, including Shannon if he’s not careful, and when you lose her trust, it’s all over. Who do you think will be waiting patiently for the end result of all this?”
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Book 2 has been dubbed Renegades, and I’m intent on making it true to its name. I’m looking at a February release date. Here’s a link to The Vista; Book 1 of The Wildblood.