Thursday, 28 October 2010
.... Random stuff starts to happen in your story without your say-so!
I know I've read despairing posts from people on the NaNo Forums saying that their characters were holding mutinies and doing what they liked but I've never really had that problem myself - but I suppose that's because I've never properly written out my story ideas, they tend to just live in my head like little movies *cough*
But that all changed the other day when one of my Bad Guy's henchmen decided to inform me that he is *not* complicit with Bad Guy's nefarious activities and he is only still working for him because his twin brother (who is of equal magical power) *is* complicit. They've grown apart since they started working for the Bad Guy (most people don't really know how much of a bad guy he is) so the Bad Twin could be ordered to kill his own brother should he decide to defect and probably have no qualms about doing it.
To counteract the rather negative impression that working for an arrogant, rather power-hungry warlock can create, Luc (my defecting HenchTwin) tries to be the voice of reason and present the more moral options when a decision regarding punishment or law enforcement is put before the King (Oh bugger I forgot to say, the Bad Guy is the King of Sous-Paris where all the paranormal folk live). I think he wants to help Celestine (my FMC) cos the King *really* doesn't like her and he may even be ambitious enough to try and claw his way up to potential romantic interest. He's not developed much further than that and I don't really know what he's done while working for the King but I reckon it's not all pretty. We'll see what happens I guess.
Three Days Left :O *faints*
Oh but on the bright side, today my bf said that he's thinking about doing NaNo as well *happy dances* I was sooo not sure as to how I was gonna explain my scary bag-lady appearance and ink-splodged hands when I go to visit him next week so I think it's wonderful that he'll be writing like a fiend alongside me!
*sickeningly gooey sigh*