Friday, June 27
But I'm Supposed to Love You!
I can't figure out what's going on here. I thought I was supposed to love the heroines in my stories. This one is really unlikeable and I can't change her. Every time I try, she comes across as... wrong. Her being nice is all wrong. At least it is for now. The story isn't finished yet, so I'm hoping she'll become a better person.
The hero is totally in love with her. In her own warped way, she loves him too, and she's been throwing hints at him not to become too involved with her, but he won't listen. I haven't quite figured him out.
Last year, at the RWA conference, one of the talks was led by an author who says she wrote an unlikeable heroine. But she writes young adult and the heroine was in high school. I don't find that so unbelievable. A that a lot of high school students these days are totally obnoxious. I'm writing a grown woman.
Right now, I'm going to do what I normally do. Let the characters write themselves and see what happens. I can't lie, it's interesting writing someone like her. I just hope she doesn't stay this way.
Have you ever liked a story, but didn't like the main character? I can't think of one.