Monday, January 24, 2011

Being a Protagonist

Do you ever feel like someone's MC? I don't mean in a "God writes all" way. That's a little solipsistic for me. I mean as though someone out there is thinking: "How could I make it more difficult for the character in this scene"? And they do it.

Little things, like a leaking coffeepot on a Monday morning. A bag of M&Ms that spills its contents completely when I shift on the bed. The two suitcase that seemed like a good idea at the time, but now really don't want to go up the ramp to the door. Inconveniences that make me think of Murphy's Law.

I guess all I can do is store these things away, and use them for my characters. A cycle of cruelty, isn't it?


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