Have I confused anyone yet?
I've just started Laurie Schnebly's Masterclass: From Plot To Finish. The aim is to plot an entire book in two weeks using the resources, ideas, etc that we got together in the previous course.
I'm planning a Superromance - didn't want to do a Modern Heat for fear I'd get confused between the course book and the wip - about a runaway bride who returns to a small country town ten years after she left their golden boy at the alter.
Her goal is clear - she returns to help her godmother recover from an accident and also do another thing, which I shall keep secret at this point :)
His goal was to make her life miserable so that she leaves town again. While this goal is okay, I've learnt that he needs a goal that would still be there if I removed the heroine from the equation. And I'm stumped. Every goal I think of for him comes back to the heroine and the worst thing is I've noticed a pattern.
I wrote a list of all my 'current' and 'recent' wips and realised that my heroine's usually have quite strong, tangible goals but my heroes? Not so much.
So it's back to the drawing board for cattleman Tom! And if anyone has any brilliant ideas, please feel free to jump up and down with them - or just leave them in the comment box :)
Here's a little bit about Tom to get your creativity flowing...