Thursday’s Thoughts – People Trouble

universePeople. Yeah, you know the ones I’m talking about. The ones you can’t live with but can’t live without…at least for the moment. According to the Universe, there’s a reason for that. Not sure I buy into it because dealing with those people make me grind my teeth. And bite my tongue. And my blood pressure has been known to spike. But I guess there’s a reason for everything, right?

Silver, the trouble with troublesome people is that they often have much to teach to those they trouble.

Love ’em all,
The Universe
© ®

Fortunately, Silver, they’re no trouble at all, some even go away, once your lessons are learned.

So, I spent some time thinking about this and I came to the conclusion that the Universe knows It’s shit. Because I have to figure that the people who cross my path do so for a reason, good or bad. If I believe in Karma, then I have to buy into the idea of lessons learned, right? Of course, when it’s 3:00 a.m. and I’m staring at the ceiling because I woke up and can’t back to sleep, I think about all sorts of crazy stuff. There’s a lesson in this when it comes to characters, too. Those of you who write will understand. If you’ve ever had a character cause trouble when you’re writing, raise your hand. *counts* See? That’s pretty much what I thought. I quit fighting with my characters. Whenever the argue, I figure it’s time to shut up and listen to them. I might not agree with their reasoning, but sometimes–and I’ll deny I ever said this if you tell any of them–they’re right. Sometimes I have a preconceived notion they know is all wrong and they want me to fix it. I’ve had them stop cooperating at all, going sullen and silent. There’s nothing much more pitiful than a writer who’s lost her character’s voice. And the Universe knows we all whine about it! 😆

That’s the lesson for today. Troublesome characters have much to teach us and once we learn the lesson they’re trying to knock into our thick heads, the better our books will be. Listen to those small, still voices in your head. They have something to say worth listening to. No go forth and be troubled no more! 😉


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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3 Responses to Thursday’s Thoughts – People Trouble

  1. Okay, missed this entirely. I don’t know where my head was. Plants, probably.

    I avoid troublesome people like the plague. The only thing they have to teach me anymore is that I should’ve remembered to avoid them in the first place. Having said that, though, yeah – troublesome characters are unavoidable. Right now, Teri just wants to be a bitch to Frank and every time I try to steer her toward making amends, she just says something bitchy again. But Frank’s a rock, so he’s not letting her ruffle his calm. Yet. But I will make them play nice – eventually.

    • Silver James says:

      I have enough trouble with the imaginary people who live in my head. 😉 And even though I’ve basically become a hermit but there are times when I have to emerge from the case and interact with people. 😛

      What is up with Teri?!?! Get her some Midal and give Frank a cup of coffee. 😉

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