My friend Heather introduced me to this cool site called Wordle and a lot of fun. Here’s my creation from it.
Jenkin Lloyd Jones said, “Life is like an old time rail journey delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”
Even when life is hard, I am thankful for the ride. I love the Lord, my family, and friends.
ARE MY CHARACTERS REAL TO ME? HOW MUCH DO I REALLY KNOW?
Very much so. But I don’t always know or understand everything about them. I get to know and understand them like I would with most people. Although sometimes I know a lot about one, and little about others. I also sometimes see things from only one POV for a while.
As for my characters from Legend Of The Protectors. They are as real as many of my internet friends. I just know a whole lot more about them. And I know so much about all of them. Major and minor characters alike. I’ve lived through most of their pains and joys. Cried with them. Got mad with them. And honestly I’ve been upset with them many times. They’ve done things I wouldn’t do, and that I thought was childish and foolish. (Of course Sam is 17 and I am 36. I hope I’m a little more mature than she is.)
So my characters are very much alive. Even if it’s just in my head. (Don’t lock me up, please.) I talk to them. Often out loud. And they talk back. And when they don’t…I can’t write well. I love my characters.
Being a writer myself, I can imagine how betrayed Stephenie must feel right now. I can’t understand betraying anyone the way she was, but especially a friend! It’s inexcusable in my eyes. I hope Stephenie realized that there isn’t one of her fans that would still not run to the bookstore the second it’s available! And Stephenie, do you really think that the changes that I know will come, will hurt any ones feeling?
I read many manuscripts that change drastically. I love it! And honestly, other than a few minor things, there’s little wrong with it. I’m sure there are many who didn’t even notice flaws, but since I edit, I’m more aware. I catch things in published books.
I, as I’m sure the rest of you do as well, grieve with Stephenie. I hope she can find some comfort in the fact that her family, true friends, and fans are always here to support her!
Best of luck to her, and I hope she can move on and finish Midnight Sun!
(Side note Stephenie–If you decide to ever write the end of Eclipse and beginning of Breaking Dawn from Edward POV, you sooooo wouldn’t hurt my feeling!)
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Let’s show our support to a fellow author. One most of us love to read!