1. Give them five minutes of your time. Write about them, draw them, make them lists. Then set them aside.
2. Work them into your story. (I actually don't recommend this unless they really fit or your story is in the beginning stages.)
3. Daydream about them for five minutes and then let them go.
4. Ignore them and get back to work on your W.I.P.
5. Use them as a reward. Finish your daily word count goal for your W.I.P. and then give those distracting characters 5-20 minutes of your "after" writing time.
What do you think?
Which one of these methods do you use to deal with distracting characters?
100 Days of Revision, Day 53
I'm at the 28,066 word mark on my revision of Champion in the Darkness. The next few days will prove to be challenging due to an exciting, fun weekend, but I made myself a checklist/plan last night that I think will keep my revision writing going in the right direction.
How is your W.I.P. going? Making progress? Hit a wall? Need a checklist?
Have a happy and blessed writing filled weekend!!!
Upcoming Blog Events
There are tons of good blog events going on every week these days, and it's hard to pick and choose.
I'll be participating in these three upcoming events:
Shh! It's a Secret Blog Hop hosted by Angela Felsted is a celebration for the relase of Poetry Pact 1 between June 27th and 29th.
Insecure Writers Support Group hosted by ninja captain Alex is a monthy event that gives us all a chance to vent our insecurities and encourage our fellow writers.
Hookers and Hangers hosted by Falling For Fiction is a blog hop contest of highlighting the first and last sentences of each chapter on July 16th and July 18th.