This WIP Wednesday is full of Ramiel making this author uncomfortable. See, I'm a plotter. That's who I am. I plan things out. They work better that way. I'm not a fan of the flying-by-the-seat-of-my-pants thing. Chaos happens that way, and then my books would end up as some stream-of-consciousness thing nobody but I would understand.
No, it's much better I plot things out.
However, (and I have to admit I've never run into this with a character--even Vasilije was more willing to go with me) Ramiel is not having any of that plotting business. I sit down to write what I believe is a scene I've plotted out and no go. Why? Because my dear, angry Son wants a different kind of scene with a character I've never even heard of.
Bad Ramiel. (Well, as I look at him from this vantage point, he's not too bad. ;)
So now I've got a scene in the first chapter with him and one of his vampires that sets a far different tone for the book than I had planned. I went into Blood Prophecy knowing I'd be encountering one very willful character, but now I have two. And for God's sake, they're supposed to get together at some point!
I should have seen this coming. While Ramiel has been easy to write until now, he was always fighting someone. I guess I was just hoping he'd be like Vasilije. He was an absolute dream to write, with the words flowing from my pen so fast I could barely keep up. Then Saint put me through the wringer with his book. Terek, on the other hand, was divine to write. I felt like I was back with Vasilije again. Now Ramiel is twice as difficult as Saint. At least Saint was willing to go where I wanted to go. He just made it so emotionally draining to go there.
I'm afraid things are going to be very different than what I had planned for this Son's book. Stay tuned...