Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Midsummer's day. You wouldn't think it here in rainy, grey Galway. Today is the birthday of the main character in my NIP. I feel like marking the occasion.
You know you are in the true grip of writing a novel when you constantly think and talk about the characters as if they were actual people who exist in the world. I welcome that stage because it means it's all starting to feel real. And if it feels real to me, maybe it will to a reader too. I saw a woman in the street who looked so like my protagonist I was dying to go over and talk to her. Nuts.
Anyway, happy birthday, Miss Main Character - I might bake you a cake later if you behave while I am writing about you today :)