When characters have to get their own bloody way…

I was a third of the way through writing ‘Blackwood’ when this woman galloped into the book holding a bloody sword. I tried to ignore her but she kept waving her sword around until I was forced to write her in. Such was her nature that she immediately took over and asserted herself as a main character without even a polite ‘hello’. She went on to become the essence and meaning of the whole book, and completely altered the plot.

For the better, I should add. Thank you, Christina.

Above is a sneaky peek of the plot map before Christina the Crusader scribbled her name all over it!

For more on ‘Blackwood’, going here would be the thing to do 🙂