Today's Blog Hop question is: Do you write in logical order?
Honestly, there is nothing logical about the manner in which I write. My stories are character driven, meaning unless my characters talk to me and lead me, I have no idea where I'm going. So far, I'm had a great report with my leading men and women, but Hattie from my current WIP is giving me fits. I just may have to start another story to show her who's boss. *smile*
I really like how this story starts and I'd love to see it through, but right now, we're stuck in a Conestoga just entering Independence, MO to join a wagon train. I think the site of the only other city she's been to has struck her speechless. Just to set the scene; Hattie, born in the local orphanage, has grown up never knowing her parents. She's the oldest of all the children there and while working part time at the mercantile, she notices an ad for someone to travel with a local family to California and help care for their three children. Here's a sample from Hattie's Hero: