Hope my words have power …

Hope my words have power ….

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Am I losing my mind?

While writing my novel, “Surviving Love!” I got so emotionally attached to my characters, especially Nadia, that I felt like I was living in a parallel universe. I found myself thinking like her, what she would do, what she would say, how she would react, and since her character is quite a contrast to mine, those around me started to give me the look which said it all, “Is she finally losing it?”

Writing is quite an alienating experience, in the sense that sometimes its hard to switch off completely. You find yourself thinking about the characters as though they are right in front of you, they talk to you, even force you to change the plot that made perfect sense when you started writing and yet now somehow seems preposterous.

When the epilogue is written and your work is done, the sense of achievement is there but it is accompanied by sadness that this friendship between you and your characters has come to an end. You must now move on and let another set of characters inhabit your mind. That’s what being a writer is all about I guess…