As I near the end to completing the writing of another novel, I find sadness creeping in—the people (oh, I mean the characters) that I have come to know and love will soon be replaced by a whole new spread sheet of characters.
The same feeling happens when I fall in love with a novel that I’m reading—you know the kind, where the characters stay with you for a while.
Writing or reading, we invest our time and emotion into the characters. We fall for them, and we feel for them. We find ourselves yelling out when danger is coming their way, or screaming with joy at a surprise reunion.
If you’re a writer, some days you spend more time with these characters than you do with your own family. I find it a bit sad when the time comes to part with them. Do you?
Writers: Do you have memorable characters that stick with you like an old friend?
Readers: If there are characters you love, do you wish you could know more about them? Continue on where you left them?
Writers and Readers: Ever find yourself cheering, yelling, weeping, or fearing for the characters that you are writing or reading?
I would love to hear what you have to say.
Between you, me and the gatepost,