(AKA: My Characters Do What They Want)
|Naliel and Sarnaiel by SeriousBreakfastTime|
It's uncommon for me to end up being in control over my character's relationships. As a romance writer, naturally I create characters who will eventually come together and express their undying love (be through actions or words, and hopefully in a non-cheesy fashion). Although Destined was the first book released in my Arcanus Series, it is actually Bound by Blood where everything began. Rioran and Liari were my first creations, two individuals bound together by fate and circumstance.
Naliel and Sarnaiel's development ended up being rather random. I wanted to create a back story for this half-elven hunter who was quickly growing to be a close friend and confidant for my surly redhead. Sarnaiel initially had been mentioned as a lover whom Naliel had lost years ago, but his character spoke out so strongly against such a mundane death that I decided to change things around a bit. For those who have read Destined, yes they're in the upcoming second novel, much older and wiser. Sarnaiel completely took over all of my ideas for Naliel in his single life, and of course he made little protest over having his lover alive and well.
|Vari, Maria, and Rori by LaElizO|
Then there's the characters who I had absolutely no intention of pairing with anyone, simply because they weren't interested or too anti-social for any of my characters to want to bother with. Now I have an entire book plotted out with my two guys, ready to be written. I'd reveal more, but it'll just have to wait until book two is released.
Bottom line, my characters do whatever they want with whoever they want, and I'm just along for the ride. It's a fun roller coaster, full of headaches and hair pulling, but it's so rewarding to simply let the relationships be. Whether M/M, F/F, or even M/M/F, I know my guys and gals will keep things interesting.
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