This week's topic at the Carnival is all about Love Triangles. I haven't written one of these yet, so I'm going to have to bow to other people with experience. The most famous triangle I can think of at the moment is in Twilight. Meyer got rid of the main love interest (Edward) for a while in book 2 and put Bella with Jacob. I guess it worked because it started the whole Team Edward/Team Jacob debate. Personally, I don't like love triangles. If your main character has to wonder if they should pick this guy or that guy, they obviously don't love either one. Maybe they should find a third choice.
To make a love triangle really interesting I think both choices (male or female) need to be equally good. If one is a complete ass, why bother? The main character should see through it and grab onto the good one with both hands. While writing for Harlequin I didn't have these problems, because Harlequin wants there to be a clear choice from the beginning.
My current WIP, the one I am writing for NaNo, Bait, is going to eventually have a love triangle, sort of, but not until the second or third book. First I want to have two awesome main characters, drawn to each other even though their love is forbidden. Then later, after things have come between them, I can add a potential mate for her. There is actually another guy in Bait, a potential, but she doesn't have feelings for him. He isn't even on her radar.
Anyway, check out what the other Carnies have to say.