In my Tuesday writing class, we discussed how characters push writers to write their stories. Although I’ve been revising Hada’s Fog for the last six years and the fifteen-year-old in that novel nudges me to write her story, called Lilli, another voice has popped up. Her name is Jill. She’s a CPA who wants to save a time-traveling man who’s in big trouble.
Since I write women’s fiction, Lilli surprised me because her story is YA. Jill surprises me because her genre would be a paranormal mystery. What to do with them while Hada is impatient that it’s taken so long to get her story into print? I need fifty hour days. Maybe I should be thankful I’ve never had writer’s block.