Dark and Twisty

Reader forgive me – it’s been two weeks since my last blog. I cite illness for my absence – PMT, headaches, headcold. Triple yuk week that no one would have cared to read about. It’s been a dark and twisty week.

It was a bad week for using my brain. Especially when I’m trying to write a novel without an outline. The week before was much better. Panstering is a new experience for me. Aside from knowing I have a HEA at the end there is no plan and every idea that comes to mind while I’m away from the computer is fluid in terms of when that event might happen.

My first heroine was doing ok, caught the hero’s eye and behaved admirably cool – right up until I wrote from her POV. Once I was in her head, her thoughts proved a lot dark and twisty. That surprised the hell out of me. This is my heroine – half of my HEA. But I didn’t love her like a best friend – she isn’t at all sweetness and light.

By chapter four I realised my heroine was not sane. Not what I hoped for and can’t say I planned this either since I’m panstering on this story. So I needed a secondary character to step up and I needed to add another POV. Luckily, there was already a chatterbox sister with a obvious and unreciprocated crush on my hero. Whew!

Now my challenge is to make him see my chatterbox in a different light – well thats the hope for this week.

Happy writing!

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4 thoughts on “Dark and Twisty”

  1. Chuckle. I have a ms with a dark sister *insert evil laugh* and they are fun, but it’s more fun to turn the hero to another sibling, hehehe. The book sounds great, Heather. And I’m very excited you’re joining the dark side (panster writing.) Welcome to the club!

    • Oh, I don’t know about joining the dark side, Tam … I’m just poking my nose over the fence and hoping not to have it cut off. The jury is still out on whether I can produce a viable book this way. :o)

  2. Isn’t the writing process amazing?

    Good luck with panstering. I love it and find it a great motivator. After all, the only way you can discover what happens next is by writing it.

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