Sunday, February 10, 2013

Jasmine Won't Leave Me Alone

Jasmine, the heroine in my WIP is a most demanding lady. I had to work a lot last week at my grocery job, and while I was straightening cards and sorting through new product, I could hear her in a corner of my brain tapping her foot in frustration. Admittedly, I had to cut short a love scene with her true love to get to work on time, but the girl wouldn’t leave me alone. She was there, pacing the floor, drumming her fingers on the desk, stomping her feet. I really did want to get back to her, and spent time thinking about her story while going through my mind-numbing work.

Friday and Saturday were my free days, when I could devote myself to Jasmine’s story. In the midst of my second draft, I hit upon a great idea. After days of her hounding me, I thought the only fair way to get back at her was to involve her mother more into her story. So now, Charlotte is hounding Jasmine to become more aggressive in her pursuit of the titled lord, and watching her every move like a hawk.

I’ll probably back Charlotte out of the picture a bit as Jasmine gets a foothold in the relationship. But for now, I’m laughing as I impose Charlotte’s will on her impetuous daughter. A few more scenes with Charlotte telling her daughter what to do to captivate the viscount and I’m certain Jasmine will allow me to get a good night’s sleep.


  1. Jasmine sounds like a lady who knows what she wants, Becky. I like those heroines!

  2. Those dang characters. You'll show her, Becky!
    :) Best wishes,
    -R.T. Wolfe

  3. I love a good secondary character. Sounds like you're having fun with it! :)

  4. Despite how frustrating it can be, I love it when a character makes demands on me about how and when I will tell his/her story. Those have often been the best books I've written because the character is so strong.

  5. I know what you mean when something won't leave you along till you listen and do it. Good luck and can't wait for it