It's the first time I have had to plot out a book and create my own characters instead of writing about something that has actually happened.
Here is my original plot -
Katrina was to have a steamy relationship with Elliot that ended when he broke her heart and she went running to David devastated.
David confesses his love for her and because of her heartbreak she convinces herself that David is that only guy who will never hurt her.
Her and Elliot were supposed to have an intense moment at the office that would get them both fired - when he tells her how much he loves her and she still loves him but tells him that she can't go back now that she is in a relationship with her best friend. She feels like she has to give him a chance.
Years go by and David and Katrina marry and have a child. While out running one day she was supposed to run into Elliot, all of the same feelings were there and they were going to have an affair.
Katrina was going to have to make a choice between her family and the love of her life. Ultimately choosing her family out of duty.
So that's it - the original story line. Why am I telling you this? I'm telling you because the characters came to life inside of me and told me that their story was different. This might sound a little crazy but I felt like I was a vessel for the characters to tell their own story, and it wasn't what I had planned.