So in the last few weeks I’ve been trucking on Leslie’s story, A Cougar’s Mates. (Bliss is also moving along, by the way.)
That’s great! I’m super excited about it. I’ve only had trouble with one part of the story hanging me up. I backed off for a night to look at it objectively and decided that I needed rethink that section. Since that time, the story has flowed.
The quandary mentioned in the blog title concerns a new character that’s popped up in Leslie’s story. Penny.
At the start of the story, I knew I was going to learn more about the cougars and meet some new characters. I knew I’d get to tell more about Leslie (that girl has secrets) and revisit those fabulous friends and see where life is taking them.
Penny is not a cougar; although, she is friends with one. She’s a vet and very much human. She’s with her friend when she meets Leslie and the girls. Now, Penny’s quiet and hasn’t said so much to this point in the story, but boy has she been occupying space in my head. Penny has a story and it’s right there. Almost ready to be told.
But the quandary is that I wanted to get through the friends’ stories first before expanding to other stories. The one problem with that is Dixie and Shonna aren’t giving me much to go on with them.
On the other hand, Penny and her friend Maggie have already given me more than a glimpse into what’s happening in their lives. And Penny has problems ahead of her. To tell you the truth, I’m really intrigued by Penny and want to dive into the story right now.
Must resist! I need to finish Leslie’s book and Bliss as well. The second paranormal gargoyle will go in the lineup next. Then when there’s an open space whichever Whyr story I choose.
Now, this isn’t a bad place to be for me. I’ve got a story almost ready to go. I know I’ll get to Dixie and Shonna whenever they get around to telling me about their mates. They don’t seem to be in a rush to get mated though.
Part of me is going “But… But… This isn’t how I planned it.” In this case, if Dixie and Shonna don’t step up and show me who their mates are and what their conflict is, Penny’s story will be the next Whyr story I write.
I’m giving it time. Perhaps as I get closer to the end, I’ll learn more about Dixie and Shonna’s loves.
So what would you do?