Oh, wow. I completely agree. I write because I become so attached to my characters, these people that I’ve in some delusion fall completely in love and convinced myself are kind of real.
Do not feel like a creep. I fell so in love with your blog earlier and then saw your nanowrimo post. <3 glad you added me too, love (:
Pick one of your female characters. Introduce your readers to her, from her point of view and her words only.
“I’m Liesl. Liesl what doesn’t matter to me, but for you, I’m Liesl Kourt. I guess you’re wondering why I’m on this train, too. Let’s just say I’ve got some dreams that I can’t seem to follow through with at that college over there. So, for now, I’m a vagabond like you. Not for too long, I hope. I mean, keep it between us but London is a big city. Ha, well, are you in then? For now?”
What genre is your novel? Why did you pick it?
I never decided upon one. I suppose literary fiction, which is supposed to be really character based. I guess all my writing is that way. All of my stories are formulated around my characters, whom I love a ridiculous amount. Jane Barlow existed long before Jane started being written, and in a way is the essence of me. Jane has evolved as if she were a real person, and what I can do with her never ceases to excite me. My goal in writing her story is that even a smudge of my passion for her persona will shine through.
‘Georgiana’ from the Pride & Prejudice soundtrack. If Jane were a song, this would be it.’Touch Me’ from Rocky Horror. It’s dirty and gritty while being girlish and unexpected, much like Jane has become in this rendition of her life.
Name two songs from your playlist that you feel are connected with your novel in some way, and explain how they are.
What is your one biggest stressor related to forcing yourself to write at least 50,000 words in a span of 30 days?
That I’m not writing enough. I’m the kind of writer who is constantly reading over what they’ve just written and editing after every page. The whole process of just writing for the hell of writing and not worrying about it is so unsettling to my habit.
Day 7 - Where’s your favorite place to hunker down and write?