Left off last night with my hero and his new sidekick chasing a villain through the streets of New Orleans.
The problem: they have to find the villain.
This means I have to find the villain.
And this guy is all squirrelly, and squirrelly villain’s annoy me. They always slip away during all the intense scenes and I can’t find them. I guarantee you that’s why Picante in The Elysian Chronicles is still alive. I can’t ever find the guy… He runs away like the coward he is…
That is always the problem with writing. You have to be as smart as your hero and at least on step ahead of your villain. Sigh… (I even put this guy in a bright coat, and he just threw it off during the chase…)
So tonight was writing the framework for some of the chase scenes and putting down of the dialog I’ve had in my head on paper (digitally speaking, of course). I have to get to know these two characters and writing is the only way I can do that.
Of course, the whole night ended with the villain escaping, which was sad for them but it definitely keeps the story rolling. Tension turns pages. 🙂
All right all. My bed is calling my name. And I’ve already fallen asleep a few times in the past 20 minutes.
Before I go, what are you all writing? Have any of you had to play “find your villain” while creating a story?