I know working from home should be easier and now have time to write. How wrong am I! For the past month, I have been so busy with home related issues that my writing has taken a back seat. I am hoping this will change really, really soon. I was thinking what a wonderful opportunity I have created to write and write. The Universe must have other plans for me at the moment. That’s okay, I will roll with it.
Back to my writing. I am in the process of writing the third book and was thinking it would be the last one in the series. Yeah, right. My characters have decided otherwise. Yesterday in one of the scenes I got a surprise from one of my main characters. The narrative did give me pause and now I’m thinking perhaps they haven’t quite finished with me. It is a strange relationship really. I mean apart from creating my characters – physical features and persona – they really take over the writing process.
I set out my scenes as a basic outline, not much detail, don’t want to ruin the ‘creative’ genesis. Put my characters in certain situations and see how they respond. Each and every time I am surprised. Sometimes I wonder how to write them out their predicament but they always have the answer. They are very clever characters and I am having fun exploring this journey with them.