My thoughts are running amok today and screaming to be let out so this is a continuation of my other blog post, which you can read here,
Have you ever picked up a book, watched a T.V. show, or a movie and just knew the heroine should be with this particular hero and get to the end and she went with the other guy and you are like…”What the…! Why did I even read that or watch that, they just screwed up the whole story!”
I was a big fan of CSI New York and looked forward to Stella and Mac getting together, and then she left! UGH! Ruined the whole show for me. And it was the same for BONES, but I don’t know what they did…Maybe they have a new writer? I don’t know, but I was all for Booth and Bones falling in love, but now that they are together, their love seems weird. It’s like they have a relationship of convenience and not based on love anymore.
And then there is
“Eat, Pray, Love” Which I thought Julia Roberts was excellent in. (I didn’t read the book, but I watched the movie.) And yet the broken hearts that were left behind, bothered me. Yes, I know it worked out, but still…
I tend to write for the heroine. Making her stand out. Her quirks, her style of dress, her thoughts and feelings. And even though the hero is there, he isn’t quite so three dimensional.
So here’s my problem, the new book I’m working on, is going to have not one, but 3 heroes and yet only one can prevail. I don’t know which one yet. But now I am going to have to dig in deeper into the hero characters and pull them to the forefront and make them more 3D and am worried that when all is said and done, will the readers like my choice?
Or are they going to get to the end and say,
“UGH! Why’d she pick him? What was she thinking?”
Just another day in the life of a writer….