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!


  1. Yay! I couldn't agree more. Welcome back to the blogosphere, Amy!

  2. Welcome back, Amy! I'm with you. I'd go nuts if I didn't have my characters for company. I've been living up in my head most of my life.

  3. It's so good to hear from you. I'm glad you're back to blogging!!! You're so good at it.
    And I've missed you.
    I'm trying to learn how to meditate so my mind will slow down long enough for me to hear the characters. I'm so close to finishing the book and can't seem to focus. Life keeps interrupting.
    But I'll finish soon and the first person I'm sending it to is you.
    Teresa R.

  4. Hey Amy,

    I'm glad you're back. I lurk sometimes & it's been sad not finding ya on here. So resolve to most more often so that you know you're appreciated. :)