Sooner or later, this is going to happen to every author, unless you meticulously plan your novel and map it all out. (How much fun is that?)
But if you’re even a bit like me and partly write for the wonderful feel of discovering a tale, your characters will surprise you one day.
Characters will misbehave
I’ve had characters shift from evil villain to supportive ally. I’ve had side characters stamp their foot and demand their own story. I’ve had allies turn into enemies, unexpectedly, throwing quite a monkey wrench into my plot.
And I love it.
But of course, this kind of real life twist can cause a lot of anger, frustration and even self-doubt. It can totally throw your story off the rails, and that’s a bummer.
At least at first.
Let me show you in the video how to turn this around.
Because really, this is a mindset issue.
And there is no better tool I know for shifting mindset than EFT tapping. And just in case you need a bit of help to work through this on your own, here are some suggestions.
Even though I’m so angry that my character is misbehaving and not doing what she is supposed to do, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I’m now open to the possibility that this is simply a sign to take a closer look at the story.
Even though it’s so annoying that my character has other ideas than what I planned, and I hate him acting out, I’m still totally okay the way I am, and I now choose to release those negative emotions and take a good look at what this means.
Even though it’s so utterly frustrating when a character goes and casually destroys my entire plot, I’m still totally okay the way I am, and I now choose to feel amused and take this information to make the story even better.
What’s the worst thing one of your characters did?
What was the biggest surprise in one of your stories?
What happened while you were tapping?
And finally – are you using tapping with your writing?
Please share in a comment.
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