Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Unfolding

One thing that never ceases to amaze me when I'm writing a story, is when the story suddenly takes a turn I wasn't quite expecting. I've been working on my little Star Trek fan fiction story, and it recently took a turn. I've always intended for the Q character to show up...I wasn't expecting him quite yet. While Q does have a habit of doing that, this is not the first time I've had a story surprise me in it's turn of events. I know that has to sound soooo wierd. Because I'm the author right? I ought to know every nook and turn in the story before it happens. I ought to know my characters so thuroughly that nothing they do surprises me.

I remember when I was working on my "Journey" story...I was writing along and my pen wrote something that so surprised me that I had to stop and think if that was the way I wanted it. I had written that the prophet of the mountain was the princes' great-grandfather. I hadn't originally intended for there to be a connection between the throne and the prophet, but the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea and it even made sense...the prophet had vacated the throne, giving it to his son, so that he could serve God in another role.

I know y'all have no idea what story I'm talking about, but I think it illustrates my point. That this is a wierd phenomenon that happens no matter what I'm writing and it isn't just limited to Q!

It's really kind of neat and I like it, though sometimes it can be a little disconcerting.

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Work was ok tonight. Had an extra job thrown in with everything else we have to do on a Tuesday night, but we got it done. It would have helped had Sports been on time, but what can you do? School has just started back up, and with it High School sports. Of course, the front section was late too...but their excuse was that they were having problems with the computers. That happens. Often.

I'm gonna shut up for now. I have to get to bed, b/c I was up earlier than usual and am tired. I ought to walk the dogs...but a skunk just made himself known...EEWWWWW...I don't want to go out there!!! Maybe they'll pee quickly???? Worth hoping.

1 comment:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

It's just like my Journal, Ciera. The characters tend to write the stories themselves.