Sep
2011

Character ramble

Many of my stories have appeared in my head by way of a character, waltzing onscreen and taking command of a scene. Those characters are ones I feel strongest about. Those are the ones I can cry with as I put them through hell. Then there are the other characters, the ones that I know I need someone here. There is little connect with them, as cool as they might be.

Elemental Storm , also known as E2, is one such story. I love the idea of the romance in it. The characters who have been through these issues that they have, to overcome. But in writing I find myself struggling to connect with the characters.

I have handed what I have to an insightful friend who is willing to read over and give me her input and see if we can’t figure out what about the story has me disconnected.

So as I sit, anxiously waiting her input, I find myself returning to another favorite story, a character who has haunted me for almost ten years now. I find myself longing to return to his story.

Characters are the story, characters are the ones whom we accompany on their journeys. I want to do it right, I want their emotions to be captured in words so the reader can feel what they feel. I think one of my biggest worries, outside the issue of grammar, is doing my characters and their stories  justice.

I may push back my release date for Elemental Truth and Elemental Storm to ensure that when they do come out, they are as good as I can get them.

There was something else I was going to say, but I totally lost track of what it was, my kids are watching Backyardagains and I am finding it very distracting.There is another post I am debating putting together, but I am debating even writing it.

Anyways, have a good weekend folks. 😀

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