No, this post isn’t about me. I swear. Everyone loves Matthew.
This is about my characters in the Untitled YA Fantasy Idea. Particularly the female MC. She’s smart, funny, pretty, and she’s a princess. Her father is murdered in the beginning of the novel, so once she’s finished the adventure she becomes queen.
There are two other MCs and they’re both boys. One’s a fisherman, while the other is a petty thief. All three of the MCs are going to become pretty good friends and I want to develop a romance (because all good novels need a romantic subplot).
The only problem is, I can’t figure out which lucky MC gets to date the princess. Both have pretty good reasons not to be the love interest, which leaves me with a very unlucky princess. So, should I force a romance, or just write the story and see where it goes? Or do I create a secondary character to hook up with the princess? Maybe a prince in a neighbouring kingdom? What are your thoughts?
And tell me, have you ever tried to force a romance before? Did the characters eventually cooperate, or was there a divorce before page 300? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!