So, I've been writing. Basically just a little scenario will occur in my head and then I type it up. My characters have wills of their own. I don't make them do anything, they do it themselves. I'm becoming one of those writers who are dominated by their characters. It's an odd sensation, knowing that I can't control them like I'm suppossed to. For example, I wrote this one part, and all of a sudden, Nora (The Main-ish Character) walked over, sat cross-legged in front of a fireplace and actually used the word "Dude". I never thought any of my characters would say that, but no matter how hard I try, Nora will not use the other character's (Jared - You find out how interesting he becomes ^^) real name. She can be really stubborn. Anyway! I have an extract and a question. Extract first.
I only have two extract's that don't give away too much so... It makes more sense to give you this one first. It welcomes a new character - Puppet.
"Shall we?" Edgar grinned.
Nora hesitated. Edgar's adrenaline corrupted smirk fell as the answer failed to reach his ears. He looked over to Nora and frowned, confusion settling on his face.
"Something's wrong..." she muttered. Nora warily focused on their opponents movements. She didn't look too keen on fighting them. More like she wanted to run. She looked scared.
As the realisation of this fact hit Nora, her eyes widened. She didn't know how to deal with a scared opponent. Their enemies were ferocious, brutal and insane. She'd never seen them looking... shy. Edgar followed her gaze, and after a while started to come to the same, startling conclusion. He wondered why she hadn't attacked them yet, while they were defencelessly frowning at her. She just stood there, fidgeting, nervously playing with the plain grey ribbons on her immense weapon that matched the ones in her faded blonde hair.
"Puppet!" her weakened master raged. "Kill them!"
The small girl looked at him in response, nodded slightly and turned on her attackers. There was no change to her vacant, shy expression as she walked towards them, dragging her huge Scythe behind her, leaving an ear-piercing, cacophonous screech.
Nora and Edgar gasped in disbelief as the petite girl stopped about five feet away from them, effortlessly lifted the massive blade and settled into a fighting stance.
"How can she hold that thing?!" Nora cried. Edgar was too stunned to even venture a logical explanation. With her skinny arms hoisting the Scythe above her head, she again waited for the confirmation of her master.
"What are you waiting for?!" he screamed. "I said kill them!"
The small girl sighed softly, "Why must I keep killing them?" Her voice was weak and nothing more than a mutter. Not waiting for an answer, she swiftly glided towards them.
SO! There is a sample of what I've been doing. And now my question - or, more of a pondering. I was sorting through various directions my plotline could go, when I started wondering what people were planning. I'd like to know if we're all going to make our books a novel, or a series. I wouldn't normally plan something like that, but I would need to know where my story was going if I were to choose - there are certain events, that if I include at the end of the story, I can't go any further. But, I could also span it out through a trilogy or something. I guess it would work either way, but it might help to know now.
If you could leave your thoughts on my question, my writing or my characters (all include improvements ^^) I'd be very grateful! Thanks!