The other day after updating an interview on a lead female character in a series, I’d written a couple of years back, I received quite the surprise.
Personal questions pertaining to her growth as a person, were foremost on my mind. Not questions any other writer wouldn’t ask. Hey, if she couldn’t answer those questions, then maybe she wasn’t worthy of another book.
Why had she fallen in love with a man she’d known for less than a week, when she was so adamant about never falling in love again? Was she on the rebound? If not, what had made her change her mind? What were her motivations?
What qualities did she see in him, other men she’d known longer, lacked?
Was she sure he was the right man for her? If so, what were her reasons?
Could she accept another woman’s child as her own?
Could she give up her dreams, or would she maintain her own lifestyle while accepting others in her life?
I wanted to delve deep inside her head and heart to satisfy my curiosity, and get on with the next book.
She told me to mind my own business!
Her answer floored me. After all, she wouldn’t even be around if I hadn’t brought her to life.
Then she told me she was the one who gave up her story, that I was the vehicle she used to tell it. If there would be more written on her story, I should shape up and stick with the story—not leave her hanging as long as I had.
Now being a nosey writer, all her answers did was spur other questions.
So…who is right here? The writer or the character?
Your comments are certainly going to be interesting reading. 🙂
A Smoky Mountain Wedding – Book Two, coming soon.
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