I’ve been writing at a fairly good pace in the past week. My right wrist had been giving me a little trouble, aching, hurt to move it, but it seems better now. I’ve been working primarily on Vampire’s Witch and Close Contact.
I’ve probably mentioned James Frey’s The Key on this blog before. If I haven’t let me tell you, I absolutely love this book. I was having a hard time with one of my characters, Jackson from Making Magic. He just wouldn’t open up. I remembered that there was a section in there on creating a character bio.
Since I’m mainly a pantser I hadn’t gotten too in depth with his history during my first pass before I started the story. I wanted to just let his past and his problems unfold during the story. That obviously didn’t work out like I wanted and expected. He’s been holding the story back, so I obviously had to know more about him.
Well, I’m learning more about him now and I’m doing a bio for Ally. I already know quite a bit about her, but since this is going to be a long book, I decided I’d better be prepared. ; )