Recently, I was thinking about the way I write my novels, specifically The Ravaged Land Series. When I had to write an ending to one of my books, I knew it wasn’t going to be a popular ending. In fact, I tried to write it another way, but it just didn’t work.
I realized I couldn’t write it any other way because it wasn’t Ros’ story. I was trying to change her story and she wouldn’t let me.
It’s hard because I love my characters. I mean, I feel like after all the time I’ve spent with them (I started writing Ravaged Land in November 2014!) I know them. That may seem silly but it’s true. In a way, I hope my readers feel the same.
When bad stuff happens I cry. I know it’s tough out there for them, but honestly if the world was destroyed, it would be tough. Things wouldn’t work out. And if everything did, there wouldn’t be a story to tell.
A little insight into my writing process. My characters tell me the story and then I write it down. 🙂