Okay, reworking my first drafts of my first two novels, and this one character man, he’s getting on my nerves. He was supposed to be a minor character, a friend to my protagonist, but twice now he’s taken over my entire story. I’m wondering if I should just scrap everything I’ve written to date and write _his_ story, since he’s so eager for the lime light. The only problem is it would be entirely different from what I’ve imagined, and I don’t even know what the story would be about. Him discovering himself, I guess. But I don’t know what to do. It’s always cool when characters act in unexpected ways; I feel as if I’ve done my job in creating thinking, breathing people, but sometimes, sometimes I just feel like murdering them all, the unruly little bastards.
Down, you! June 22, 2007