When plots change without your planning! #writing #amwriting #writerslife #writerproblems #author

Angela Christina Archer

tumblr_nippn8jDAk1qk4nn7o1_500Have you ever been writing when all of a sudden a character just walks into the scene and starts doing and saying things that you hadn’t planned on?

Wait…what? They can’t do that. They aren’t real. They are in your head, you know make belief, they can only do what you tell them to do.

Well, anyone who is a writer knows that, that is a load of BS, but back to my point.

Yes, it’s true. Characters take on lives of their own and sometimes, just sometimes, they pop up in unexpected places and do things that shake your whole plot line to the core.

I’ve only had it happen to me a couple of times, and were nothing short of moments of either utter brilliance or wanting to throw my computer across the room because the moment they stepped into the scene, the outline was useless.

Oh joy…

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About NevaBrown

Neva Brown, a retired secondary teacher/administrator, now enjoys the challenge of writing romance novels and doing editing for other romance writers. She has even ventured into the social media world of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ as well as having a website; nevabrown-author@weebly.com . Neva lived on West Texas ranches most of her life and uses that culture and environment in many of her stories. She and her husband now live at Rio Concho West in San Angelo, Texas. They are amazed at how well they have adjusted to ‘city’ living. Neva loves to hear from her readers. She can be reached at joneva@suddenlink.net
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