Okay, so I admit I may have killed off a character or two while suffering the monthly effects of PMS. Is that so bad? It isn't as if I don't bring them back or anything. I do write in the paranormal genre after all, so resurrections aren't impossible.
Please understand that I'm not impossible during these times. Yes, I'm a bit bloated, so I may cause the hero to trip stupidly on a rug right in front of the heroine…but I don't break his leg. If I'm at all short-tempered, which I say I'm not, then perhaps the hero may get stabbed by a bad guy. He's not invincible, so it happens. If I have tender boobs…well, I can tell you that the hero isn't getting any lovin', so he might as well just handle it by himself for a while. Lol. Yeah, that one's mean but I liked it.
Isn't it natural though that an author share some of their daily emotions with their characters?
“My master will be pleased you’ve awakened,” the vampiress cooed.
I seem to remember that in Love's Demon Ways I actually put my hero, Ren, into a type of demonic coma because my heroine had left him. Yeah, I believe cramps may have gotten the better of me that day, as I thought he should suffer for not thinking of a way to keep her. He irritated me, what can I say. (shrug) He suffered in the coma too, bad dreams and such. Yeah, definitely cramp based writing.
Hmm, I'm starting to think this doesn't reflect well on me. What do you think, readers? I mean, if the hero eventually makes it out alive and gets to keep the woman of his dreams, then am I not entitled to inflict a little pain when suffering my own physical woes?
Wait! I recall reading, Seducing the Hero by Kari Thomas, where the hero was actually run over by the heroine's pets. I believe the poor man even had his face sat on by a particular animal. Could that scene have been related to a physical ailment such as PMS? Maybe she'll pop over and fess up. ;-)
I can honestly admit that I have never written a story where the hero had to deal with a PMS-ing heroine. That just seems too cruel. Besides, I just know he'd do something stupid around her and I'd have to kill him, so why write myself into that particular corner.
Anyone else wish to admit to inflicting a little pain, either during that time of the month or just a bad day? Come on, I know I'm not the only author with an evil streak. I read too, you know. Lol.
If you wish to confess what you've done to a character or two, remember to leave the name of your book in which this wickedness occurred. We all enjoy new good reads.
For serious information and to learn more about PMS and women's health you can go to http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/premenstrual-syndrome.cfm