That’s what it was like. Even so I got a chapter done. But these people are not cooperating with me. They change what they’re doing from one paragraph to the next. And they’re still talking and talking.
A plan has been made by one person, but I’ll believe he follows through when I see it on the page.
I have no idea why I’ve started talking about my characters like this. Am I trying to get distance? Do I want to relinquish responsibility? What the hell is going on? Has anyone else ever had this attitude toward characters. I never have before. Maybe it’s because I’m NOT in control. I mean by that that the characters are getting away from me. I hope that’s not the case.
It’s true that if I’d outlined this probably wouldn’t be happening. But then I wouldn’t care. So I’d rather be in this quandry. I have to admit some of it has to do with my memory. A lot does. It’s a little scary. I’m not sure how to solve this problem. If anyone has a suggestion, a tip, or a trick other than outlining I’d like to hear it.
Tomorrow I’m going to a movie…exactly as I said I would.