When I get a pedi, I want a neutral color. I like to say that I am boring. I have had enough drama in my life. I seek boring. I appreciate boring. I embrace boring.
That’s my problem…as a writer.
In real life, it’s okay to live a boring life. Do you know why? It’s never really boring. There is always something going on.
My appreciation of boring creates problems in my writing. I don’t want to torture my characters.
Hello, my name is Lynn, and I hate to throw wrenches at the characters I create. Wrenches are heavy and they can inflict a lot of damage if someone takes a direct hit.
For many years I was in denial. It took a long time for me to realize I suffered from the dreaded disease, protective characteritis.
You know the commercial, the mother jumps out on the gym floor and stands directly in front of her son and knocks balls away. While doing this she says, “Don’t worry, Mommy’s here.”
You can’t do that if you are creating a fully developed person. While I have admitted this on several occasions, it will be a lifelong struggle. Even now, I’m having a problem throwing problems in my people’s path.
What problems do you face with your writing and what are you doing to overcome the issue?