I am so bad at being cruel to my characters. I felt awful about some of the things that happened to poor Tristan in Sanchin. And now I’m putting one of my babies through the wringer in Yantsu.
It’s not so much what I’m doing to him, but how long I’m leaving him to suffer while I do other things. I think I’ve finally flipped. I always thought I might go a bit mad if I started writing too often and now it’s happened.
I had a lovely day with my little niece, she was the perfect angel and everything went really well, but I spent a ridiculously large portion of the day worrying about one of my characters 😮
I had planned to get him out of trouble last night before I went to bed, but somehow I managed to dig him into an even deeper hole. Now he’s having a major crisis and I want to go to bed, but I just know if I do I won’t sleep because I’ll be thinking about him all night.
Does this happen to real writers? Or is it an affliction effecting those of us who just like to disappear from time to time and go on adventures with people who only live in our heads. Is that what real writing is all about? Who knows?
We changed the clocks to daylight saving time last night, so even though I was out running at the usual time, my body thought it was up an hour early. Maybe that’s what’s wrong with me. Well, whatever it is, I’d better go and sort my guy out before I go to bed or I’ll really be getting up too early tomorrow.