The pure joy of free-flowing creativity is the greatest endorphin rush.
Characters so excited for you to hear them that they are screaming at you.
New worlds unrolling at your feet like a carpet, and the people and places literally sprouting up all around you like CGI magic.
I am writing storyboards as fast as I can type, the ideas are coping so quickly. Trying to capture these amazing characters, their trials and tribulations.
I am already in love with them. But of course I am! The trick is developing enough talent as a writer to help my readers fall in love with them, too.
Their backstories are coming to life as I learn more about them. As I hear their stories and their struggles.
Honor and love. Betrayal and vengeance. War, assassination, arranged weddings and secret babies.
I have been seriously blindsided by these characters. They are haunting me all day at work. They are the first thing I think about when I get up in the morning and the last thing I think about in bed at night. The have even invaded my thoughts as I brush my teeth.
I am furiously taking notes, trying to get it all down. With a full time job there is no way I can write their story this fast, and I am still trying to work editing another novel that I wanted to publish this.
But that other story, the one I was going to write this year that I haven’t started yet?
It just got shelved.