OK, faithful blog readers. I require NaNoWriMo writing assistance.
So, without giving too much plot away… let’s say you’re a guy. You see this chick in the club, and you don’t know why you’re so attracted to her, but OMG, she just makes your stomach do a flipflop. Not in that I-want-to-sex-you-up-NOW sort of way, though; more of an I’m-totally-infatuated-with-everything-about-you sort of way. You don’t end up hooking up at the time, though, and you’re kind of unsure whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing. She’s quite a bit younger than you, though not jailbait by any means, and that (among other social reasons) makes you think that you two getting together would be a Bad Thing™.
Now, let’s say you run across this girl again, later on, and you find out that she has a big problem. One that you know how to solve. It’s actually your job and mission in life to solve these particular kinds of problems. You’re still totally attracted to her, more so than you ever have been before. Love at first sight, even — at least, on your side of the equation. You’re still not sure how she feels.
What do you do, and why? Do you:
- help her solve her problem, and use the thank-you-so-much reaction to try to get together with her, and damn the consequences?
- help her solve her problem from arm’s-length, because it’s your job, but reject your desire for her, even if she ends up wanting you?
- try to find someone else to solve her problem for her, so you don’t have to deal with the temptation of possibly hooking up?
- choose to banish her from your thoughts completely, and ignore her problem, even though you could help?
- or some other solution, or combination of solutions?
Leave a comment below with your answer, and give a little background explanation of why you picked that choice. Your motivations will help me shape my main character and his motivations (assuming that more than two or three of you answer).
Yes, yes, I know I’m supposed to be half-done with my NaNo by now. I’m only 15% done. I’m dealing with the fact that I probably won’t “win” NaNoWriMo this year. But that doesn’t mean I’m not still going to try.