Welcome, Writerly Friends!
If you could meet any character in the world, who would it be? Have they been written yet? Are you the one to write that character and introduce them to the world? This post is about meeting up with characters, old friends, and new amazing acquaintances.
As a teacher in the northeast, we are fortunate to have a week-long winter break. We are nearing the end of that break. There have been many years when we have taken family vacations to warm destinations with friends, but this is not one of those years. Even though we stayed home in the freezing cold temperatures, this was a wonderful week! A week to recharge, a week to relax, and a week to connect with old friends and new ones!
As an agent, this week, I was introduced to some amazing new characters written by some amazing new authors. New character friends, who I look forward to getting close to in the coming months. Strong characters, funny characters, troubled characters…they are all new and in my life for the long haul. These are new friends that I can’t wait to visit again and again.
Additionally, as an author, this week afforded me time to spend with old character friends as well. I went back and edited through some drafts of my own work. It was delightful! I missed Hans, Abigail, Tessa and Will. They are the very best type of bookish friends…the type of friends that you can pick up with, right where you left off last time. Fun trips down memory lane abound, which can be relived again and again.
It’s my absolute favorite part of being a writer. I get to spend time with amazing people and places, over and over again. Vacations are the very best times for that, and I am grateful for every one.
Question for you: Do you have any character friends that you can’t wait to spend time with during vacations? Are they your characters, or other author’s?
Chime in with your response below! I love to connect with my readers!