I need to confess something and it is kind of embarrassing. Here I go. I ALWAYS like the ‘wrong guy’ in a book. No, no… please don’t laugh. It’s true… and it’s becoming a problem.
Oh, so you want an example? Here are a few that I think you might recognize.
Edward or Jacob? JACOB
Gale or Peeta? GALE
Nash or Tod? TOD
Stefan or Damon? DAMON
The list goes on and on. Whenever the main character has a choice of two guys, I LOVE the guy she doesn’t pick.
Why is this a problem you ask? Oh, I’m so glad you asked.
In my current work in progress, the main character finds herself in a love triangle. I know whom she is supposed to end up with and it makes sense for her to end up with said guy… Nevertheless… I HATE IT!!!
I don’t want her to end up with him! I want her to be a rebel, go for the ‘wrong guy’, and make it work! I want her to tell everyone one that the heart wants what the heart wants! I want…
Okay, okay, we all need to take a deep, calming breath. It will work out; even if she ends up with the guy, I don’t want her to… How do I know? Cause I’m the writer and I see the bigger picture.
But here is another thought. Do I love the ‘wrong guy’ so much because the main character doesn’t choose him? If she did pick him, would I still like him best or would I find myself liking the other guy?
*sighs* These are the things that keep me up at night. I would love to hear your thoughts on it!