Making friends with a killer

I started some free-writing yesterday, just to see what cropped up; interestingly it was the man who kills Kira in Saving Tomorrow. He actually seems like a nice enough bloke, which I was surprised by. I thought it would provide some insight if I wrote the lead up to, and the murder, of Delaney’s lover, and while I didn’t quite manage to get that far it raised some really good questions for me.

So far, his name is Gavin – though I’m really not sold on that. It could easily change (any suggestions welcome!), it works for now. I’ll probably end up getting attached to it and struggle to think of him as anything else, but that’s okay, too. He has what he thinks are valid reasons for doing what he does. I love it when that happens. I hate for the ‘bad guys’ to be bad for no reason, it is always more interesting if they have a cause, or justification, no matter how twisted that might be.

I’m not even convinced he’s a bad guy, yet. We’ll have to wait and see how it plays out. I love the fact that I am learning more about these characters, more about the world and how they interact with it.

OMG and I just had a brain wave, sitting here thinking about what else to say. I would hate to give too much away, and I know there is a fine line. Just trust me when I say that he’s going to create many challenges for Delaney, and is definitely a worthy adversary.

I must go and make some notes now. Oh, this is good, sooooo good.

In the end though, whether he’s working for good or bad, this man kills. I think we’re going to be good friends, Gavin and I. Perhaps he’ll be enough to keep Delaney out of my head, once I start writing this novel πŸ˜‰


10 thoughts on “Making friends with a killer”

  1. I love it when a bad guy talks to you and you discover he really isn’t all that bad. I had one of those, in fact I wrote him into the story to be one of the protagonists, and instead he became best friends with my hero. Nice how things work out sometimes!

    Good luck with the further plotting and planning! :o)

  2. Ah! Cassie! Delaney is filling fizzling into being?!

    I’ve taken a super extended absence from blogging, so this was a spectacular surprise to stumble across! Best of luck with all of your brainstorming and notes πŸ™‚

  3. I’ve got the oppisite problem. My bad guys just aren’t heartless enough to be bad! I focused on the motivations and logic first, then superimposed evil on top. Back to the drawing board I guess.

  4. Thanks for sharing your excitement!

    I love developing a story in my head and meeting new characters along the way.

    Funny how you meet a character, know they are the ‘bad guy’ you’ve been looking for, but you take a fancy to them.


    1. Hi Emanuel, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment πŸ™‚ I think this development stage is one of my favorites, I’m pleased I could share the excitement.

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