Look at this- it's a Saturday post...yup sssaaaattttuuurrday. Not Wednesday like I usually do, not even Thursday or Friday.
So what should cause such a horror you ask? Life.
Sometimes life goes sideways and while we mean to do something, we really really do...it just never happens.
Our modern lives are very complicated when compared to people of the past, we have way too much silly stuff bouncing around, trying to keep our balls in the air, and sometimes those balls fall, bounce around a bit, and get picked later.
Like a Saturday.
Which makes me think about chronic daily annoyances and stressors and our characters (ya knew I'd get to writing eventually ;)). Now adding boring everyday ones "Sorry, couldn't save the world, had a day job to deal with." wouldn't add much to our stories. But have we made things to cute and dry for our characters? If they have a job- how does it affect their current "save the world or at least my corner" call to adventure? Family? traffic? Shopping? There are whole herds of boring everyday stuff that even someone on a space station would have to deal with.
Point is, to make things real in your stories, you need to have some real life "balls" hit your character on your head a few times.
What about you? Do you give your characters a "real life" where sometimes the little things fall through?
Have a great week-end!