Character Connections



The problem with finishing up a book is that I often grow very attached to the characters. I miss them! While I am reading a great book, the characters immerse themselves into my life like good friends. Closing a book always has a touch of sadness because I have to say goodbye.

This bittersweet connection is magnified to an even greater extent when I finish writing a book. I am almost finished with the sequel to “The Human Cure,” and I am really going to miss my characters when I am done. I will have to begin reading or writing a new book right away! Character love is strong, but it is also fickle, as I easily find myself falling in love with someone new time and time again.


February 24, 2015

Quick thought: the importance of world building

February 24, 2015

2 Thoughts on Character Connections

  1. Well-said! I’ve had the same experience. I think on my characters frequently, as though they are real people in my life. In many ways, they’ve healed areas of my life. I actually get that can’t sleep/can’t eat funny feeling in my stomach when I’m really digging a manuscript I’m writing… Literally, feeling “in love”! I think that’s why I’m so addicted to writing. 🙂

    • I know that feeling well! As I wrote this sequel I felt super close with my main character and actually saw through his eyes as I wrote. I absolutely agree…that “addicted to my writing, can’t think about anything else” feeling is a total rush!

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