Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Author's Note


The book is progressing nicely, the characters are all coming together and developing a life of their own.  Some of the characters have taken a more pivotal role than I anticipated, and that's good.  That's part of the intrigue of writing, finding twists and turns along the way that you didn't anticipate.


The characters are aging, and lives are becoming more complicated, and darker, for sure.  I find that I can't write as long these days.  It's not that the time or energy isn't there - it is.  The characters can be draining emotionally.  I don't want to short-change the depth of the characters, so when I find myself becoming depleted - I stop.  I don't want to compromise the content by pushing beyond my own creative endurance.


I wonder if other writers have felt drained by their characters.  I find that giving myself some space at times - is helpful and keeps the character from dominating me - so I can direct the story without feeling overwhelmed.  Just a thought.

6 comments:

  1. I have the same issue. I am writing a drama and the characters are very intense. If I write too long I'm drained out! You do lose objectivity when you don't get perspective on it. Love the post.

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  2. Love your blog and story, I've been following you for months. Your characters are interesting and anxious to read the book when it's done. Will it be available as an e book or hard copy? Great writing and I love the artwork.

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  3. Lovely writing, your story has so much mystery which is my favorite genre. I can't wait to read the book!

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  4. postingan yang bagus tentang Author's Note

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  5. I totally agree with you and its likely a good thing! I become very engrossed in my characters which helps so much. I enjoy your blog very much, and your book will be a great read!

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  6. As an author, I certainly do relate to your words here. My characters are very complex and it's sometimes a little overwhelming. That's when I take an extended break but ultimately return with a renewed focus. Wonderful post!

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