Gabrielle Bisset

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

#WIP Wednesday: Difficult Heroes Edition

Welcome to another Wednesday! Blood Betrayed's book tour continues today with me over at All I Want And More so stop in and say hi. I'm talking about how I interact with my characters. In fact, that seems to be the theme for today. :)

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...


julie beasley said...

gabrielle, you said he was the baddest, hes just living up to his name. he wants to do it his way. vampire males hey. hes going to be another good 1. should we pity him or his heroine, shes going to have to be either very good or very bad to chain him in. wish you well with him and have fun

Anonymous said...

Ramiel sounds like fun. Sometimes it's good to be spontaneous. Maybe he'll take you to a place you never dreamed of going.

Gloria Esau said...

Usually the most difficult is the most rewarding

Gayle Latreille said...

He looks "HOT" and he can chain me up anytime he wants!!! Impatiently waiting for this one.

Can't wait to see his mate bring him to his knees!!!


Gabrielle Bisset said...

@Julie I'm still thinking Ramiel is in for a surprise when he meets his woman. ;)

Gabrielle Bisset said...

@Nicole I worry that place isn't going to be a good place.

Gabrielle Bisset said...

@Gloria I hope you're right. I'm going to let this take me for now and we'll see what happens.

Gabrielle Bisset said...

@Gayle I do have plans for him. Let's see if she works with me. LOL