There's absolutely nothing in the world like finding a new hero to write about. He shows up when you least expect it, throws your life into immediate, addictive chaos, and expects you to drop everything for him.
I was watching some of my favorite shows over the last 2 days and a dark and brooding hero popped into my head (along with the actor I'd like to portray him in the movie!). I don't know much about him yet, only that he can't be pushed into one of the roles I already have for a hero. He is definitely his own man. As with anyone that demands his or her story be told, I will give this nameless hero three days to prove he's worthy of my time.
Something tells me I'm in for quite a ride between now and the weekend.
UPDATE WED MORNING: He and his heroine have first names. Shannon and Eric. I'm still giddy with all the possibilities. I've had a few ideas pop into my head, but they're too "good" for Eric. They're not dark and dangerous enough.