A few blog posts ago I introduced you to April. April was one of the more interesting characters that I’ve ever written. She had depth and an interesting voice.
After that, I introduced you to Mary Jane Gordon. She also has depth and an interesting voice.
Last post, I introduced Clarissa (I never mentioned her name)…who once again has depth and an interesting voice.
I’m sensing a pattern here. They were all written in first person even though I typically write in third person. And they were all literary/realistic pieces even though I typically write fantasy.
I enjoyed this break from writing fantasy immensely and will continue writing in the literary genre. After all, I never thought I could write in that genre and I enjoyed discovering that I can.
However, I’m going through fantasy withdrawals and my characters from The Chosen One didn’t give me any choice. They think it’s time to work on fantasy novels, specifically their novel.
I woke up at four this morning after dreaming about that novel.
Alana: I know that you’re really pumped with the discovery that you can write in the literary genre, but….
A minute later.
Me: Yes, Alana.
Alana: Well if it’s not too much trouble and if you wouldn’t mind perhaps you could maybe finish editing the first six chapters that you have been editing forever.
Me: (in awe) Wow I haven’t edited in the longest time. No wonder I’m dreaming about your story.
Telyn: Alana’s not forceful enough, so I’m going to step in. Get to work.
The characters have spoken. It’s time to get back to work.