Gotta Love Marcy

Marcy, the witch, was a character that just demanded to be written. When I first started planning—the tiny bit of planning I, the giant pantser, actually do—she didn’t even exist. The little red-haired witch came into existence when I realized I needed something that could justify or even cause a certain amount of hilarity—to use the term the late Rennison used—in my plot. She was supposed to be a very minor character who showed up in the story when needed and vanished into the background afterward. Well, Marcy wouldn’t have any of that. In a strange twist of fate—maybe she is indeed a witch—Marcy ended up being the one character everybody who has read the story loves.

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Did I know she was going to be seriously quirky and surprisingly insightful in her own eccentric way? I had no inkling until she was! I had just finished writing Lavender Fields, my NaNoWriMo project, when I started thinking about what my next novel was going to be. I had several stories in mind but Marcy’s won in the end. I have to admit that I am quite a bit intimidated about writing the little witch’s love story. Not because I don’t want to but because she is by far the most popular character I have written so far. She actually has groupies! What if I write a truly boring story that clashes with her colorful, interesting personality? What if can’t recreate that spunk, that spark she showed as a sidekick in Loved You Always?

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I have started writing her story and I am still pretty nervous about it. I keep reading and rereading what I wrote. I have already rewritten the first scene three times. I want her love interest to be worthy of her and I want to give her the happy ending she deserves. A few days ago, after agonizing over the story for days, Marcy finally broke through the mire of my anxieties. Her quick wit and slight lack of filter shone through. I am now excited about her story and where it’s going. But don’t ask me where exactly. Remember? Pantser Queen is doing the writing.

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2 thoughts on “Gotta Love Marcy

  1. […] Marcy is at first glance very different from me, but if you dig deeper you’ll find that there is a lot of Natalina in the quirky witch. Like her, I was always the oddball growing up, even within my own family. I never wore the same type of clothes my school mates were wearing, admired artists who everybody thought were weird, and was always the one people came to with their problems. I was a good listener, a problem solver, and yes, I even liked polka dots just like Marcy. Believe it or not I even had strawberry blond hair when I was younger–and not from a bottle. […]

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