Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I totally forgot this was a blog day until I looked at the MWVRWA blog and it said "Wednesday". So here I am, writing and trying to think of what to talk about.
It's frosty here this morning! Everything a sparkly white. We had fog so thick yesterday, I couldn't check for new calves until mid morning.
Yes, I'm rambling. Not much happening on the writing front. I've been editing and not having a chance to write. Which is frustrating because the characters keep dancing through my head, wanting to get on with their lives. Yes, for those of you who aren't writers, our characters spend a lot of time in our (writer's) heads. And it's not just until the book is done. I've had characters come back to me after a book is published and say, why didn't you have me do this? So you see even when a book is done, it is never truly done. As you grow as a writer you realize- I could have done that differently, or why didn't I use this word or phrase?
And the characters are always in your head, just like family and friends. It's no wonder so many writers in the past have gone crazy! If you don't get out and meet other writers and realize you aren't the only person with this village of characters in your head, you could go crazy. And that's why I love my RWA chapter. It is a group of people with like neuroses!
If you are a reader- what character(s) from books have stayed in your head until long after you put the book down? And if you're a writer- what character still haunts you? One you've written or haven't written?