Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Going Rogue

Today is the first Wednesday of the month and so it is time again for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. Oh so many are the reasons to be insecure and especially when writing. My biggest problem still is making time for the writing thing. I suppose I might have other problems if I made more time.

I haven't made much progress, but it hasn't been that long. My bad guy is being snotty, but I guess that's a good thing because he's... the bad guy. I had plans for his first interaction with the heroine, but he seems to have a completely different idea. It feels like I'm dealing with a 4 year old who won't listen. I have never had such an unruly cast. Of course I've never successfully finished a novel either. Maybe there isn't enough time in a short story for things to get so out of hand. 

Have you ever had a character just ditch what you planned and go rogue? What did you do and how did it turn out? Please leave me a comment and tell me who the mascot for your most recent post is, but also make sure to let me know where you are visiting from so I can follow you back. 

ROW80 Rundown:

1. Spend 2 poms on plotting using Hiveword.
I was able to sit down and write Monday, but Tuesday was so crazy and I didn't get there.

2. Spend 2 poms on posts for this blog.
I probably spent 1 pom in the last few days brainstorming and I responded to the lovely and encouraging comments so probably got this one.

3. Spend 1 pom on social media for blog posts.
I posted a link to my Nope post on my Author Facebook page and on Twitter, but that is all I was able to accomplish.

4. Spend 1 pom on visiting other ROW80 bloggers.
I did this on Sunday and Monday, but again I fall on the Tuesday was crazy sword.

Photos by Pixabay.


  1. I think a Raven is most recent mascot of a story, which I am still working on. However, sometimes it is really fun, when a character hijacks the story, but I guess the real test is it good for the whole book, lol. Happy IWSG day!
    Juneta at Writer's Gambit

    1. That is exactly what I am concerned with. There are certain things I know I want to accomplish and in the end I like the bad guy to lose. This guy didn't seem to get that memo.

    2. Thats too funny. I have had the bad guy turn out to be the most interesting character and hijack the protagonist spot and several times made my story better and stronger for it.

      You do have to consider the needs of your story, but it could be your MUSE trying to tell you something important about your story too. Figuring out which might be the hard part, of course, you could keep the bad guy the bad guy but not die and then give him a redemption story, lol.

    3. That is an interesting concept. I will have to think on that. Thanks for the idea.

  2. I have a bad guy that's shouting at me, too! Huh. Guess we need those dark voices in our stories, too. Good luck sorting them all out and putting them in their places.
    Play off the Page

    1. Yes, putting him in his place would seem to be the recurring theme of the week.