I woke up unwillingly the last few days having taken their tole on me. I try to fall back asleep but I feel someone on my bed shifting so my eyes shoot open in surprise and fear to find James sitting next to me staring down at me with dark unwavering eyes.
“Creepy.” I comment rubbing my eyes feeling intensely self conscious about the man staring at me.
“Your beautiful.” I freeze and avoid his eyes.
“Even more creepy.”
I strive perfection in my everyday life…and fail miserably short, so it’s only natural that I try to give my characters the perfection that I wish I could obtain, but alas, it’s not to be so. I wrote my book with both my main characters perfect in everyway from there looks to their personality to their morals. I threw out that draft because it SUCKED, I didnt even want to read it their wasn’t enough drama and conflict. The whole story is about her having to make a difficult choice but if she has perfect morals it’s hardly a hard choice. So I made her not quite so moral, not quite so perfect, and made her love interest an unintentional stalker and quite evil actually. What happened….? Conflict! Not just a little bit of conflict but the mind gripping ,can’t put this book down, have to read the end conflict! So my question today to everyone is do you strive for perfection in your writing? Do you expect the same thing in your reading? Does it grate on your nerves if a character acts out of character or has too many flaws?