So, I have decided that I am officially OBSESSED with the characters in my non-existent novel. Let’s please emphasize the word, non-existent. I seriously don’t even have a word written or an outline constructed yet.
I just drove 5 hours from being out of town and I can’t stop thinking about them! I wake up in the middle of the night and I can’t stop thinking about them. I believe that it is enough, you get the picture without making myself sound like a complete psychotic mess!
Honestly, I am just amazed at how an idea implants itself in your brain and then it keeps growing and adapting and changing and getting larger and eventually developing into a huge project, aka a novel. This is my first time experiencing this “high” of beginning a new novel so please bear with me! I know halfway through I will be over it and want to start a new one. But I can definitely understand how many writers express how they become attached to their characters and view them as friends or are sad when they are killed off in the plot. At first I thought that sounded a bit bizarre, but now, I completely get it. You become attached to these “people” considering they are all that I have thought about for the past 48 hours!!!
If there is anyone that can empathize with my new obsession, I would greatly appreciate that you comment on my post so I can take some bit of comfort that I have not completely lost my mind!