Thursday, May 14, 2009

Blog Chain: Are Your Characters People?

I'm last in line this week for the Blog Chain so be sure to check out the other posts! This week it started with Girl With a Notebook when she asked this question - Are your characters people?

The fact that I think about my characters 90% of the time must mean yes. The fill my head when I shower, drive, watch TV, work online, play with my son....you get the idea. Most of the time I don't even realize it since they've become so much a part of my thoughts. If I didn't love them so much I'd be pretty pissed off that they've taken over! And thankfully it's really only my main character and her love interest hanging around or I'd be in even bigger trouble.

I don't hear them talk to me, it's just like I'm getting to know them more everyday. I see things and think they'd listen to that song or like that outfit or would say that phrase. I constantly think of things that will happen in the story and what the characters will say or do as it unfolds. I guess you could say it's like a conversation I'm not part of where my mind forms these ideas and the characters decide how they'll play into it.

Sorry this post is on the shorter side but I've had a pretty crazy week, especially today with some good agent news. Not an offer but something that could prove promising! More on that later.

Here are the links for the other sites in the blog chain so you can see what they all had to say about their characters.

Girl With a Notebook
From Elysium
Somewhere Nowhere In My Kingdom
Lin Wang - Teen Writer


Here's the schedule for next week...
(sorry if I'm repeating the order for any of you!)

Monday: Somewhere Nowhere In My Kingdom
Tuesday: Lin Wang - Teen Writer
Wednesday: Girl With a Notebook
Thursday: Me
Friday: From Elysium

2 comments:

flamesandshadows said...

I think we spend tons of time with our characters. I can summon them up in an instant, and during random moments I am reminded of them - as if they are real people.

Look forward to hearing your good news about an agent.

Icy Roses said...

I like how we are the same person. That's exactly how I feel about my characters. It sometimes freaks me out how often I think about them.

They're taking over my head!