This week has been interesting. Half of it I was very loopy, in and out, dozing and keeping my ankle above my heart. I have been managing my pain with a non-narcotic prescription (narcotics and I are NOT friends) but even then I haven't had the brain capacity that I usually do. This was evidenced by the fact that I spent Monday watching a Project Runway marathon because that was about the level of my comprehension for the day.
This has me thinking about my book. There are some things that don't quite make sense - a puzzle that the reader needs to take with the characters - and if they are like me, most are willing to be confused and perplexed, even liking it sometimes, if they care about the characters. Plot twists are all fine and dandy, but if the reader doesn't care about the characters, it's just blah.
And that's about the end of my brain capacity for the week :)
Have you ever experienced a plot twist that fell flat because you just didn't care? What about the twists that have you exclaiming out loud?