I’m working on the next project (it never ends) and the bloody characters are off on their own, again!
This couple are arguing and, to be honest, she was being a bit of a bitch. She just didn’t seem to understand the emotional trauma he was going through and then …
She lays out this one line which totally changes the argument. Her point of view suddenly seems much more reasonable than his.
I wish my characters would stop doing this. It’s annoying to discover they know more about their own lives than I do. I invented them, for god’s sake!
In fact, I am god of their universe. They can’t go around knowing things I don’t. It’s just not on.
So I did the decent thing.
I’ve given her cancer and made him impotent.
That’ll fucking learn ’em.