Ron Dee: “Writers don't ever really stop writing. Even when you take a break some part of your mind is writing. The part of where you actually put the words onscreen or on paper from using a keyboard, typewriter or pen is just the activity most associate with writing.”
Absolutely, I say! My characters possess me, they roam through my mind constantly. I often see movies in my mind of their actions. Scenes replay repeatedly until I rush to the computer to revise them. Can’t sleep? May as well get up and write something, maybe just a note will do it. For years this has happened, but never before have I let my characters loose, to tell me who they are and what they want to do. They drive my stories more than I drive them.
My published characters have ceased talking to me. Perhaps, once released, they find peace. If this is true, I’m not sure I want to finish Mikal’s Web Trilogy, because for eighteen months I have shared every waking moment with Mikal, Suzy, and Jesse. Forest Fairies (Book #1) is published. Up the Ivory Staircase is near completion, and Broken by an Angel has a few months to go. It will be hard to hit the final Upload button to send them on their way alone, without me, into the world of eBooks.
You can meet Mikal, Suzy, and Jesse in the free sample chapters of Forest Fairies.