It’s amazing to me how I find myself always reading about writing if I’m not writing. I’m not sure why that is. You’d think that you’d eventually reach a burnout stage. However, my quest for knowledge goes on even if I’ve read about the same writing topic numerous times before. That is one way of getting something through my thick skull, repeat and repeat. I think maybe that all this reading will eventually make me a better writer.
I do know my imagination goes wild when I’m working on a story and my characters always seem to take over and take me places that I didn’t have in mind when I got started. I guess that’s a good thing. It’s entertaining for me to see what they will be up to next and keeps me writing to find out. In fact, I find it hard to shut my mind off and that isn’t a good thing because it leads to a lot of sleep deprivation.
My characters, although fiction, become real people to me as I go on with my story. I think of them as actual people that I know and it’s almost sad to finish a book and close them away within the pages. Do any of you form a personal attachment to your characters?