So, you are sat writing your story and you have the thing mapped out in drafts and little notes. You know exactly where your going with it. Then suddenly, as you’re writing the story takes a completely new direction, which even you, the author, never saw coming. It doesn’t happen often to me, but when it does i get so excited. No matter how well I think I know my book, it still has surprises in store for me.
The reason I’ve brought this subject up is because it just happened to me. I have been working on this particular part of my work for a while where two strangers go on a journey together and I knew what was going to happen. However, there has come a point in the story where they have now left each other and gone their separate ways. This was not in my plan at all, but it has made it fresh and exciting for me again. This doesn’t effect the main story line, just means I need to make a few tweaks.
That’s what I love about writing. Anything can happen!