Thursday, July 06, 2006

Yay For Me!

After making my poor little wip sit and wait in a mid-revised state of distress, I have returned to my revisions. Finally! So maybe it should be Yay for WIP!

With the illnesses in the family and then the holiday and my mom's birthday and my mother-in-law's birthday, the 3rd and 4th respectively, I just got too busy to work on it. And there was the little side project I took on... Go Word Flirts!

But now the family seems to be recovering. The birthday mammas are all caked out and the Flirts are properly set off. So finally I get to return to my wip.

In the mean time, the hero from my wip has forced the other dueling heroes to back
off until I'm done revising. Just in case you forgot, a reminder of what he looks like is to the right.

The break has been nice, but I have to admit, I found the dueling quite... inspiring. Big sigh... I guess all good things must come to an end. At least it's only temporary.

My husband gave me the strangest look when he commented yesterday, "You look a lot less stressed." And I replied, "Yeah, the dueling has stopped for now." And went on about my business.

So I figure everyone hears characters from a story in their head. And if you don't, don't tell me. It'll only make me worry that I'm weirder than normal ;-). My question is this... How often do you find characters from one story interacting with characters from another? Sort of like the duel I've been experiencing?

April

8 comments:

Nicole Reising said...

I can't say that I've actually had them 'talking' to one another but I've definitely felt the pull from more then one - heck more then two! at a time to work on(tell their story). Soooo, I'm always usually working on more then one at a time. :-)

Cole

Shelli Stevens said...

Yeah I'm not sure I hear my characters in my head. But I keep hearing lots of authors do. The dueling hero's. Well... I don't know, they pretty much keep seperate cause I'd kick their arses otherwise :)

Stacy Dawn said...

They don't interact, they just vie for brain space LOL.

Julie S said...

Don't worry April. I hear them too :-)

Congrats on your revisions! Must be nice to have an end in sight!

Karen Erickson said...

Mine vie for brain space, too. I need to focus on revising one story but the H/h from the next story have started talking to me and they get impatient.

Congrats on the progress, and thanks for sharing the pic again. :)

Emma Sinclair said...

I hear them but at the moment mine seem to be saying, "no, don't work on me, work on something else!"

mary beth said...

YUM! :-)
Yep, my characters talk all the time once I'm in the book. This time my heroine started talking before I ever wrote a word.
Word Flirts looks great.

April said...

Glad to hear it's not just me. Even if the argument is unique, at least the voices aren't well... for the most part ;-)