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.
4 responses to “Writers Listen to their Characters”
Don’t give up on Hada!
Thanks, Stacey, you’re right. Besides, she’d never let me give up on her. She’s pretty feisty.
Hey, I like Jill already.
I’ll send her to you for advice.