After reading the glowing review from Dawn at Love to Read For Fun, I felt his inexplicable desire to read my own book. I strongly suspect that it was because of her awesome review. But that’s not what has me annoyed. I’m annoyed because I’ve rediscovered a character that I want to spend a little more time with: Alexa.
Admittedly, Alexa’s motivations in In Her Closet (IHC) aren’t clear. We know she has what borders on an unhealthy obsession with Yves but, outside of sex what does she really want from her? Moreover, what does Alexa want in general? Who is she? What made her who she is?
Needless to say, I went to be pondering this. This is not the first time that I’ve thought about Alexa in this way–hence the companion novella to IHC Switch, told from Alexa’s point of view. That novella was something that just kind of poured out of me in her rambling voice. I kinda fell in love with her tone and I when I began to write Having it Both Ways (HBW), she was the reason why I thought I should write it from a alternating 1st POV that shifted between Alexa, Elijah and Yves. Needless to say, it didn’t work (which is why I’ve been writing this book for like six months!!!). I’ve since started the book over, written solely from Yves’ POV which is what it should have been from the beginning. Only problem is I have this huge chunk of story from Alexa’s POV that is really good and I’m not sure what I should do with. My first thought was to write another companion novella but, when I woke up this morning and read what I have I realize that a companion novella isn’t nearly enough. Not only that, this chunk of writing feels like it should be added to Switch. I know it should be. Now the dilemma is, do I unpublish Switch, rewrite it and sell it as a novel (cuz yes, there is that much more story)? Or do I just do blog serial and write it all the way up to where HBW and Switch meet? Then there is that chunk of story from Elijah’s POV…do I do the same thing with it?
Part of me says it’s time to leave these characters alone. I have other bigger ideas nesting that have nothing to do with them but, for some reason I find it hard to break away from their story…what ta do, what ta do…