Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I Think That's A Love Triangle!
What did I do!?!
I've been working on a novel, off and on for the past... while. I've been thinking about it more and more as my non-fiction first draft was finished and my short stories are being edited. What do I want to do with this novel (besides finish it)? I think about the plot. I think about the characters. I want to change my main character's job. I'm thinking about her relationships with the other characters. (How many is too many supporting characters?) Then I think about her "love-interest". He's not really, but he is.... Then, there is someone else, who is off-limits and so she never considers him as a romantic possibility. I didn't either until the story started developing. Then, what do I realize? It's well....a sort of....LOVE TRIANGLE. Yikes! I've said several times that I'm not a big fan of love triangles unless they're done well. I never wanted a love triangle in my novel. But there it is. What do I do? Do I hope that I do it well? Do I take it out? Bah!