2016 #ROW80 Round 1: Check-In 10 | 10 Minute Novelist: Update 5
For the last couple of days, I had been trying to work on a second book proposal. I had the main ideas, the characters, and the setting picked. I just needed to plot a couple more scenes before diving into the synopsis, but for some reason I couldn’t. It felt as if the story was missing something, so I did some inspirational research, Pinterest in other words, and found the missing part.
It was another MC. As I worked on the plot, I kept changing the MCs’ professions. And for some reason, I couldn’t settle. Then, I was scrolling down the pictures and saw him, the third MC. The man that was destined to bring my other two MCs together– the one that would balance the careless dreamer and the serious developer. Spencer, the calm, collected local that loves his corner of the world. And that’s how my novella turned from M/M to M/M/M.
Yes, the characters took over my planning process and now, are in charge of getting me to the end of the journey. Telling me their stories and how they would find their happy ever after without making me or themselves crazy in the process.
Do you have any misbehaving characters in your WIP?