Writing a novel is just plain hard work most of the time. But there are certain things I love about my job that make any of the hard parts worth it. Here are three off the top of my head:
- My favorite above all else is brainstorming a book with other writers. It is the best! I love to sit around table and be in the midst of all that creative energy. It just doesn’t get any better than that.
- I love meeting/interacting with readers, especially when they share that something I wrote affected their lives in a positive way. What a blessing that is.
- And I love when the story I’m writing invades my sleep, when I place my head on the pillow and my last thoughts are about my characters.
The last one is where I am right now in my work-in-progress (WIP). I can see my characters so clearly in my mind, and I’m so eager to tell their stories well.
Care to see how I’m picturing some of the characters in this book? Like many other writers, I often use the photographs of actors to help me. Here are five of key characters from my WIP:
Stay tuned. I’ll share more about this story as time goes by.