Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Unforseen Turn

I've got a great deal of the Cass book, which I've settled on calling Crossroad's Promise, already thought out in my head - to greater or lesser degrees, depending. I've got plans for plot and characters sketched out and waiting to be fulfilled.

Generally, I'm pretty clear on where I'm going next, even if I'm only a few paragraphs ahead of myself as I'm writing. But, a few nights ago I experienced the same thing Deb talked about a while back, an unexpected turn.

I was working my way through the end of a scene and my plan was to lead the characters up the road a ways, then turn left. But, they turned right instead. They didn't follow the plan. Needless to say, I was surprised by their rebellion.

In my mind, I had thought I might bring them to this point a little later on (or I might not, I hadn't quite decided) and all off a sudden, there we were, ahead of schedule. Those unruly troublemakers gave me no choice, I had to go along with it. So, now I've moved another scene up sooner and I'm wondering how this will affect things overall. Time to make a new plan, I guess.

2 comments:

Debbie said...

heh heh heh

Hang on. It could be a really fun ride.

Ali said...

I've got my safety harness on :)