So, my blog’s been rather inactive for a while, hasn’t it? Life, as it sometimes does, creeps up and demands attention, and, well, sometimes I just get downright lazy. But enough with the excuses... let’s get on with the blogging!
The characters in my head never shut up. Even during those stretches when I just can’t get to my manuscript, when the writing muscles are not flexing. They’re always there, playing out scenes in my head. To some people, that might sound really annoying. Some might even think I’m a little off my rocker... what with listening to people inside my head! But I suppose all of your writer-folk “get it”. In fact, I know you do. I’ve heard you talk about it many times.
They aren’t annoying at all. On the contrary, I find my characters really lovely company. I love the way they show me things about themselves that maybe I hadn’t figured out yet. I love the way a scene I’ve already written can play over and over in my head, and finally show me just what’s missing so that I can revise the scene and make it better. I love that when I lay down to sleep, when it’s FINALLY quiet, I can set aside the stress and worry of my real life and let my characters entertain me.
Simply put, I live “inside my head” a good portion of the time, and I like it that way. I like that at any given time I have no less than 10 stories running around in my brain, clamoring to get out.
So, as I return to the blog-world, I resolve to let those characters out more often!