I'm currently having a lot of fun writing my YA steampunk. Exploring a new genre is even more fun than I expected.
My characters, however, are acting like such teenagers. Well, they are teenagers, so I guess that's okay. Isn't it?
My two main characters enjoy making their own decisions. They're a little spunkier in that regard than I expected. The male is full of bravado, and keeps trying to hide his vulnerable side. The female is nervous about trusting anyone, but also finds herself pushing the boundaries of what she expects herself to do.
The dialogue between them is lively. And full of innuendo. I didn't really expect them to want a relationship. At least not with the circumstances of the plot. Certainly not until much farther into the book. But... well, you know teenagers.
Right now, I'm sitting back and cruising along with them. We'll have to see where they want to go. Hope I don't have to act too much like a parent!
How often do your characters run away on you? Do they take you to places you never expected to visit?
(NaNo update: over 7000 words now. I've been sick, so not really sure how great those words are, but, hey - it's a first draft!)
(Thanks to TK Richardson at My Writing Masquerade http://eveningfades.blogspot.com/ TK has generously awarded me the Kreativ Blogger Award. As I've already passed along the award, I won't go through the process again, but I wanted to thank TK. If you haven't yet had the pleasure, pop over and check her blog out! It's well worth the trip :))