I actually drew this picture maybe a year ago, but decided not to post it because I thought it might be spoilery. Well, I can't hold on to it any longer, and I figure it's not that bad. They could be glowing for any number of reasons, right?
If you're a writer (and I assume most of you who read this blog are), you know there are some characters who won't let you go. Tosh and Amy are a couple of mine. No matter how long it's been since I've worked on their story, they're always there talking to me. Even when I wish they wouldn't. Even when I can't write more about them. Even when I should be working on other things.
I love them. I really do. Yes, I love imaginary people. I'm a writer so I can be insane like that.
I often wonder why some characters stay with me as a writer. Why does Keira, my dragon girl, still call to me though I abandoned her story almost two years ago (holy crap it's been that long? ack.)? Why do Gil and Adair still bicker in my head or explain more about their weirdo steampunky world?
I don't really have an answer. Maybe you could say these are the stories I should write. Or maybe that I like them best. Or maybe these characters were just important to me at the time—helped me through rough moments, taught me things—and it's like visiting old friends. Even though we don't see each other often, when we do it's like we never parted.
Which characters do you still hold on to? Please share if you can so I don't feel as crazy.