Wednesday, September 4
Hello from The Waiting Room
When I'm in the middle of one story, I try to forget about The Waiting Room, but the new additions waiting inside never forget about me. They pop up in dreams, interrupt me when I'm working on another character's story and sometimes distract me while I'm cooking dinner. My general rule, and this is written down in the Handbook I leave on the coffee table in The Waiting Room, is that once I'm finished with a manuscript, the most fully developed character in the room can come forward.
No cutsies, back or front. No skipping over another character. No bribery accepted.
How about your characters? Where do they come from?