Recently took another look at the beginning of a draft of a new novel. There are about fourteen rough chapters and I wanted to see if the novel was worth finishing. I like my characters-they’re very real to me and I hope that when the novel is completed and hopefully published, readers will feel the same way.
I put the novel away when another-a mystery-was (to my great delight) chosen for publication and I became caught up in rewrites, networking and marketing. Then there were bread and butter articles to write, research and the keeping up with contacts. Put the characters have stayed in my mind and I’m beginning to work on the chapter again.
On beginning research for Chapter Five, I noticed the names of two of my people had changed from Chapter Three; now who had changed them? It had to be me. So I’m back to Chapter Three after realizing the names in Chapter Five were much better suited to the characters. Perhaps while I was busy with my mystery, my characters changed their own names-they do tend to take over.
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2 Responses to “A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME”

  1. Nicki Elson Says:

    Well yes, I guess that’s just about the best reason to get interrupted on a project! I’m glad you’re finding that you like your characters just as much on a revisit—the little rascals, changing their names like that!

  2. Elise Warner Says:

    Nicki: they do have a way of taking over.

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