Are any of you NFL fans? I am.
I'm still pretty new in the consistently writing thing, but one more than one occasion, I have had my characters tell me something I didn't expect. They let me know that what I thought was supposed to happen maybe still will, but not the way I thought.
I'm sure we have all read books where authors allowed themselves to tell the characters story and those who stuck to what they believed to be the master plan. And I think most of us will agree that the ones where the story goes where it needs to are better - think Hunger Games (seriously was how the story needed to be), The Gemma Doyle Triology, etc.
The thing is it is scary. To just give yourself up and follow the story. But I really think that it is necessary because, like the NFL, it keeps everything exciting.
Have you ever had a twist in what you were writing that you didn't expect? How do you deal with this when it happens in your writing?
In case you were wondering NaNoWriMo is kicking my butt - again. Freakin' fourth year in a row. I'm planning on pushing really hard this week to see if it is salvageable. I think chocolate covered cinnamon bears are a necessity.