Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cue Evil Laugh

I've done it! Fifty thousand words. Best of all, I'm rather pleased with the story--except I'm feeling a little guilty. My characters are very nice people and I've chased them up trees and thrown rocks at them.

My hero and heroine just got to their wedding day and I had twinges of guilt the whole time I was writing about their bliss. Their anticipation was so intense that they started getting it on in the carriage when he stopped her. After all, their marital bed was waiting for them and they had the rest of their lives.

Oh, I'm sorry. Did you think you were going to consummate your marriage tonight? Pwned!

What I knew and they didn't was that a man with a gun was waiting to ambush them. There would be no connubial bliss. The scene turned out much darker than I originally intended but my heroine surprised me with her strength. She started out this novel crying at the drop of a hat. I think she's grown quite a bit through her ordeal. :sniff: I'm quite proud of her now. Still I felt sorta bad about the whole thing. It was supposed to be her happiest moment and I made it hell on earth, but hey--who said growth was easy?

So, what's the most evil thing you've done to your characters recently?


Anonymous said...



A thousand congrats! I'm truly so happy for you. Way to go.

And what a great, funny post. Hmmm...I guess the lesson here is do it when ya have the chance. See where being honorable gets you?

What is the most evil thing I've done to my characters? Well, by the end of the story many of them were dead. Of course, they richly deserved their fate. Believe me, you would not want them at your tea party.

Melanie Avila said...

Congrats on finishing! I'm putting my characters through hell, and a new widow is about to total her car by hitting a deer. Oops.

Jen said...

CONGRATS!! You big meanie. :D

I killed off one of my characters, after he offed another one for doing some bad things to his sister.

That's about as evil as I've been lately. Clearly, I need to get more creative...I liked what you did! :D

Mary B said...

Wow! I thought I was savage. You people killed off characters!

Lori said...

Some characters are born to die.

Congratulations, Mary