A few weeks back I had a friend say to me that I am a method writer. Thinking of a method actor who becomes their character on and off the screen I laughed at their remark. If anything, I took it as a joke.
Until now, that is.
I had no idea how much I threw myself into a novel until I wrote my second. I probably became my characters when I wrote Dempsey but it was new and like anything new, we’re not always aware of our emotions.
She exhausts me
Now that I’m writing Iris I have discovered that she is taking a lot out of me. I never realized how emotional writing a novel can be, but it is.
On a positive note, I’m glad I’m that way. It means I care about my work and I want to give the reader my best effort.
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