Well I'm cracking on with my cowboy. His name is Gabe and I like him RATHER a lot.
His heroine is Jess and she's just rather - busy. And ballsy. And getting herself tied in knots while the hero is just watching thinking - is this woman mad? Why doesn't she chill, slow down, delegate, smell the coffee?
Anyway, I'm now feeling very bad for Gabe. Because the unforeseen has reared its scary gnashers.
As usually happens when I start writing on and on (most especially I find if I plan a syno) the characters have gone AWOL and the heroine's just done something I didn't see coming at all. And it's shocked me sideways.
How VERY dare she indeed?
Bad woman. I'm going off her. But that's characters for ya!
So is it just me - or do the things you plan for rarely happen in your books? Does the unexpected usually occur when you're all synopsis-ed up? Or is it just me who gets in a pickle with the surprises as soon as I commit to a summary blurb?
NOTE TO SELF: Judy Jarvie must never sub an unfinished book! The gremlins in her brain will roast it on the bonfire of the unexpected and batter it with bizarre plot twists! Remember this! Step sloooooowly away and put the syno gun on the ground. On with the handcuffs.