I didn't quite believe authors when they mentioned their characters changing the direction of their story. If you're the one writing, then how can a figment of your imagination change the plot without your permission?
Yet, here I am, just a couple of chapters into my own work in progress. My character's family was going to be warm and loving but little miss Olivia wasn't having it. She's allowed a few relatives to make the grade but the rest belong in the type-A, controlling camp. Definitely not what I expected.
But it works.
I sit here in my living room, mug of Irish Breakfast tea to my side. I consider heading to a coffee shop to write for awhile but my current perch seems to be a good fit. I will stay and write at home today."
I couldn't believe it when Shawn Smucker asked if I would guest post for him while he's on vacation this week. I've enjoyed reading Shawn's blog for a few months now and always walk away with new perspective. I never guessed he'd want me to contribute! Especially when I saw the names of the other guest posters.
Shawn asked us to write about following after our dreams. We all took different tacks and the results have been compelling. I hope you'll join me over there today. I'm closing comments here today in hopes you'll comment over there, a little affirmation of Shawn's choice in hosting my words.