I wrote 3,010 words this morning. My official word count for Camp NaNoWriMo at the moment is 19,034 words. I would have liked to hit 20,000 words this morning, but I wanted to post on here and then I have to get ready for work (technically, I should be getting ready for work now).
I think it was on day two or three of Camp that I introduced a new character into my novel, Anonymous Tip (which is a George Florence novel).
I didn’t expect her to come into the story. I didn’t think she would even exist. Her name is Celeste and she’s the mother of two side characters, so obviously she exists because those other two characters had to come from somewhere, right? Yet, she wasn’t supposed to make an appearance and she managed to push her way through anyway.
If you knew her personality, which is a stubborn and head-strong, you can easily see why she made herself known in the novel.
It’s a good thing because poor George and Lilah had a case, but they didn’t have a client. Well, this woman barged into my story and into their lives and now they have a client. So, I guess she has a purpose after all.
This morning, another new character came into play. I debated on introducing her to the series eventually, but I didn’t think it would be in this novel.
Her name is Ingrid Florence. Yes, George’s mother.
She and Celeste butt heads a lot. So, naturally when Celeste made an appearance, Ingrid felt as though she needed to join in as well.
Ingrid hasn’t actually been in the novel, yet. She left a message on George’s answering machine, but already I can tell that she too has a strong personality. Yet, she seems a lot nicer than Celeste.
I wonder if Ingrid and Celeste are going to end up in a scene together? I’m sure that would be interesting to see.
How are your novels coming along? Have any unexpected characters come for a visit?