A new character introduced herself to me. She practically wrote me a letter. We had a little conversation:
Me: Okay, girlie, what's your problem? (This was after the introduction letter.)
V: I have a standard to live up to. I need you to help me.
Me: I don't do coming-of-age stories. Or YA. Or character-driven. I just read them.
V: You will now.
Me: But I don't want to.
V: I picked you.
Me: Can you at least have a guy you're after? I mean, something. I need something tangible for you to chase.
V: You could give me one. ;) I promise to cooperate.
Me: They all say that at first.
But a new idea has revealed itself to me. Or at least a character. And, as I said on Facebook, this idea will be put away for a little while. I'm going to get a folder ready.