Why do you suppose we love books as much as we do? For me it’s the characters. I fall in love with them and their families and their friends. I wonder what will happen to them and sometimes I can’t wait until the end where I find out how it all turns out.
I also hate the end. I hate the end of the relationship. I hate knowing I will never have that experience of reading the book and meeting the characters for the first time. I want to still be a part of what is going on. Live in their world. So in some ways I dread the end, as well as can’t wait for it.
For a favorite I do go back and visit. I know there are people out there who never reread a book. I don’t understand this at all. There are lots of books I would never reread but my favorites I will read over and over. It’s like visiting old friends. As a matter of fact sometimes when I am writing it is the only reading I can do. I can’t read new stuff or I get sucked in and can’t focus on my story and characters. The whole thing gets jumbled up.
I wasn’t sure how I was going to like having a blog but now that I get to post stories involving my characters, I like it. This is the wonder of writing. Getting to know each character, who they are, hearing their back story as they feel like telling it. The blog is a big help with that. I have learned a few things about my characters that I didn’t know when I was writing the book. Sneaky little devils…
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