Camp Nano, April 2015: Day 2 – We were walking in Memphis

I’ve just finished my writing session but not by my choice. One of my characters betrayed the protagonist. This was not planned at all. I am actually sitting here dumbstruck and trying to find the words to describe what the hell just happened.

The whole of Act 1 had been planned out perfectly, but now… I just don’t know. All of a sudden one of my characters pulled out a gun and shot my main character, Jack. This wasn’t supposed to happen at all. It’s the kind of thing that happens in a TV show (Who shot JR?), but I now have to wait until tomorrow to find out what’s happened.

Some of you may be wondering why I’m not writing now, but rather waiting to find out what has happened. There are two very good reasons for this. The first is, I subscribe to Stephen King’s way of writing: set an amount, write it, and stop for the day, even if you’re in the middle of a scene. The second reason is, I don’t know what’s going to happen next. I really and truly don’t. Act 2 is still a twinkle in my eye and was only supposed to happen next week.

I guess I don’t really have a choice now. The story is playing out in the way it wants to. It’s not a bad thing, but do wish it’d give me some sort of indication as to where it’s headed. Tomorrow, I’ll try and plan a bit before the next writing session.

I’m still in shock.


On a side note, I’ll be using Grammarly for most of my grammar support during this event.