I will be starting the third book in my Holoquest Fantasy Series next month. It has been interesting to notice patterns in my characters’ lives. A writing professor once said that writing was like riding a wild horse. I find that to be true. I never know what’s going to show up in a particular character’s life. I have learned to guide what’s written, but I can’t change the patterns that emerge without changing the character’s personality.
When I look at frequency, there is one particular pattern that starts to develop in the life of the female main character from the series. In my first book, DiSemblance, she is not only kidnapped and mistreated by her male captors, but also tormented by a high-school admirer. In the second book, Boston’s Quest, she takes self-defense classes to empower herself against men, but more dire situations await her. Have you ever struggled against a fear to only find yourself in a situation that is even more frightening?