It was a post on BGS that solved the issue I’m having right now. I’m only 1,000 + words into my new novel, and I don’t know why it’s so difficult. I know what I want to say, I know what I want the characters to do.
Writer Kay Seeley wrote that she felt sad to leave her characters at the end of her novel. After I responded that I often feel the same, it occurred to me that my problems above are because I do not yet know the characters!
It’s like beginning a new job - you see the people, you don’t know them, or what makes them tick. Or joining a new school. Who are all these people? After spending time with them you know them better!
Which means I have to get back to writing and get to know these people who are as yet, shadowy figures in my imagination.
Thank you Kay!