I’m a bit of a control freak. Not over the top, but I have my issues. I think that is part of what draws me toward writing. I get to control everything – (insert evil cackle).
My absolute favorite part is creating my characters. There are many things that I am not able to control with my characters – they tell me what they are like. But I do get to do my own fine tuning. The odd hobby. A twitch perhaps. Certain catchwords.
It’s exciting and challenging. A one thousand piece puzzle beckoning me to put it together. If one piece doesn’t fit, I have to search for one that does. One that makes sense and adds to the puzzle as a whole.
My stories are driven by my characters and their problems. The flaws they are trying to erase, the issues they are trying to work through. How they handle the different scenarios I throw at them.
The characters are the reason I go back and read a book over and over again. I know I am not alone in this – think of all the series out on the market. The sequels that authors have written due to the number of letters their fans have written begging for more. People name their children after their favorite characters. I’m sure Jacob, Bella and Edward will be popular for several more years.
For me it’s all in the character. The ones I create, the ones I read about and the ones in my life. What about you? What’s your favorite part of writing?