Not This Again

New writing endeavor, new protagonist. I thought that after Lysander, who makes an art form out of being contrary, I could handle anything, but nooo. Protag and I are already at odds.


Me: “‘Kay, good plot and all, but this is a romance, so we should probably start working on your love interest.”

Protag: “Oh, he‘s cute!”

Me: “…that’s the antagonist.”

Protag: “Gimme!”

Me: “No! You’re shy and he’s an asshole!”

Protag: “Is there a gentle, vulnerable soul hiding beneath his rough facade?”

Me: “No. That’s not how this book works.”

Protag: “Gimme anyway!”



2 comments for “Not This Again

  1. February 25, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Don’t you love when that happens? It’s better than the opposite. I’ve put pairs together and they didn’t really like each other. Not the heat of dislike that would turn to passion but just not interested in each other. Then it’s back to the drawing board…

    • Sage
      February 26, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Good point. Few things are worse than character pairings without chemistry, so I suppose I should be glad they’ve got that going for them… even if it messes up my entire plot.

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