Lindsey R. Loucks

Author of Romance and Other Scary Things

My Characters Won’t Tell Me Everything – What Do I Do?!?

Here’s an excerpt from an actual conversation I had with one of my characters:

Me: What’s PL?
Tram: It’s the PL.
Me: Oooookay. Where is the PL?
Tram: I can’t tell you. You’re human.
Me: (sighs) I kind of need to know what PL is. I’m the writer. Why are those two letters in your head?
Tram: (silence)
Me: Are they someone’s initials?
Tram: (blinks)
Me: An acronym for… post lick?
Tram: (looks at me like I have a horn for a nose)
Me: Fine. I’ll get it out of you. (gives him the evil eye) Somehow, I’ll get it out of you.

I’m still not sure what PL means. If I try to kick his butt, I’ll lose. Bad. I could threaten or bribe him, but honestly, he’s kind of scary and intense. I guess he’ll tell me when he’s ready. Maybe?

What can I do to get him to tell me what PL is? Any guesses as to what PL is?

4 Comments

  1. Party Liquor?

    Panda Lasso?

    Picked Lemons?

    Pumpkin Lice?

    PL…what on earth (or under it) could it be??? You surely won’t leave us hanging, will you? 🙂

  2. Pretty liar?

    Perfect lie?

    For some reason I keep thinking lumbar puncture, though that’s actually an LP :p
    Not sure what else to suggest? Have you tried bribing him with sweets? Money? Women? …. Men?

  3. Party Liquor. It’s got to be PARTY LIQUOR.
    Ok, now on a serious note, I do miss Tram, and you can count on me to be there when that book gets published.

  4. Ahhh, thanks Akoss! These are all good guesses for the meaning of PL!

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