Just two days ago I was complaining about how little I know my poor little 2D characters in my Nanowrimo novel, and now I think things are changing. That’s the beauty of Nanowrimo, isn’t it? Fast-paced progress to keep on top of those word counts.
It’s not even that I think I know my characters better, per se. Of my two main characters, I’ve written a pretty big expose (how do you do accent marks in WordPress??) on my female character… now, instead of finding her clunky and cranky, I understand why she is the way she is, and I am falling in love with her- in a literary sort of way. Don’t be weird about it. I’m looking forward to finishing this scene and getting to my male character so I can find out a little more about him too. I always end up favoring my male characters, but since I’m a girl myself, I struggle with writing authentic male emotions without making them too… well, girly. Anyone have suggestions about writing about a member of the opposite sex?
Now, don’t get me wrong: I still know that this is going to be the hardest novel I’ve ever written for a variety of reasons. I’m still “pansting” with this novel quite a bit, and I have no idea if the plotline will play along nicely or take a wild turn into left field, double back on itself, and do a nosedive straight into the ground… but the good news is I’m growing an affection for my characters. And that’s certainly a lot more than I had a few days ago.
Happy writing, all!