Friday, September 9, 2011

My plot thickens....

After a long break, I've returned to my young adult novel, Time Control: Deception. After much thinking and talking to my husband/co-author Jim, my antagonist, Sam, has solid, believable reasons to form his dark plans.

It's fun to write about characters who travel down a dark path when greed and lust for power takes control over them. I have always been interested in 'why' people behave the way that they do, so giving Sam a complicated past helped me understand what motivates his choices.

Do you enjoy getting to know your antagonist and understanding what makes them behave the way he/she does?


  1. Sam's will be a fun villain to write. *evil laugh*

  2. I LOVE trying to figure out why people do the things they do! And I definitely appreciate every book where the author has thought through that well, and came up with good, believable reasons. Yay! I'm excited for you to write your antagonist scenes! It sounds so fun!