Thursday, October 22, 2009

Upcoming Posts

So this morning started rather funny. I’m not sure how many of you do this, but I’m hoping I’m not the only one. As I’m working on a novel, (editing, plotting, writing or revising) I often talk it out, especially dialogue. Most of this happens in the shower so I’m alone. Usually while I’m driving to work or walking to my office, I think out scenes in my head—silently. Every now and then I think of things and get so caught up in the scene that I need to speak/act it out.

That’s what happened this morning. I talked—to myself—the entire way to work this morning, mapping out a scene and I didn’t stop when I got on the hospital’s campus, or in the employee garage. I was parking my car, still talking through the scene when I felt someone looking at me. The woman in the car beside me was staring like she thought I should be checking into One-West (our psych ward-lol). I could see that she was wondering if I had a Bluetooth. “No lady, I’m not on the phone, I be a WRITER!” I proudly declared—to myself-lol.

Tell me I’m not alone. We quirky writers have to stick together.

So, anywho, I got this idea from a comment I read here and decided to borrow it for my blog. For the next four Fridays, I’ll be posting an interview with my characters from Light Bringers. The interviewer—my alter ego, Rosepddle, will conduct the interviews for the Telling Point Gazette, which is the fictional city in Light Bringers. The first interview will be with Ryan Webb, a 19 year old member of an elite group of soldiers known as Venators.

Hope you all enjoy!


Stina Lindenblatt said...

Okay that is funny. And you're not alone. :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Not only do I think about my characters all the time, my kids and I discuss them like they're real people. At least I have them to share my insanity with :D

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oooooo, I love interviewing characters. Can't wait to read yours. I did it with my characters (but for myself, not online) and really learned so much new stuff. It was like they were real and answering first-person my questions. Too cool.

Karen Denise said...

Yay! I'm not alone and I'm in GOOD company too!

Kiki Hamilton said...

Is it the quirkiness that makes us writers or the writing that makes us quirky? Only time will tell, I guess - but you're not alone!

Looking forward to your character interviews and I just read your query on kt literary and think your book sounds awesome! Good luck!

Karen Denise said...

Thanks, Kiki. I can't wait to read THE FAERIE RING! It's sounds pretty cool. And the interview is up with my first characte, Ryan.

I think writer's are just quirky and the writing makes it worse. But I love that I'm not alone!