Has this ever happened to you?
I sat down last night to finally write this scene that has been going through my head since I started my work in progress. It was there from the very first outline, and it was supposed to be a definitive scene where two of my main characters get together. In my mind, I’d always imagined this scene as mildly romantic and more than mildly hot. It’s YA, so I knew I wouldn’t be able to go too into detail, but I wanted some warm blooded heart pounding in any case.
SO, I’d done a dry run of how this scene was supposed to go, over and over again in my mind and last night I finally got to the point in the book where it takes place.
I started writing and…it was like something else just completely took over. I ended up with a final product that was so far away from what I originally imagined. The scene turned into something much more emotional that I had intended and instead of a hot romp in the hay with a ‘eureka, I want you!’ moment, the characters share this really emotional scene where she blubbers into his shirt and he consoles her. Of course, their feelings for each other are plain, but They don’t even KISS! Wtf?
I mean, I’m happy with the scene and the kissing will come, I was just completely taken by surprise at how it played out when I had spent so much time writing it differently in my head.
Have you ever imagined a scene one way, and then have it take on a mind of its own once you sat down to write?
Why do you think this happens?