Good evening! (It’s 9:48 PM here)
I know I was missing in action yesterday and I apologize. I haven’t been feeling well but I am back. Update on my progress:
I am now on page 9 of 109 (MS Word pages). I know I’m working slowly. It’s very hard on me to give equal effort in both jobs but I promise that I am doing just that! I added in a particularly gruesome scene which I’m sure you will love. I had to dig into my own fears for this one but I think I got it just right.
I think a common misconception that people have is that authors control their characters. In my case, I have to say that I disagree. I think of my characters as their own beings. There is never a point where I ask myself, “Well, what would I do?”
There are two reasons for this:
1. The answer is probably a weird one that my audience would forever question.
2. I am not the character.
There is no way that I could write a book if I didn’t absolutely believe that my characters were in charge. When you find yourself with an amazing story, it takes over and you find yourself obsessing over it. There are times where I’m speaking with people and will randomly think, I wonder what Farah is going to show me today.
Does this make me crazy? Yes, I’m almost certain of it. But I’m crazy enough being a United States Army Soldier trying to build this book from the ground up on my own! So…don’t be afraid to be a little crazy.
P.S. Playing Lorde – Ribs. It’s catchy.
All my love,
(If there are any errors, ignore them. I’m practically asleep) 🙂