So for the past month, I’ve been living and breathing with Katie and Corrine from Forbidden Passions. Now the book is complete and I’m at a loss for what to do. I submitted it to the publisher and now I wait. But what do I do with Katie and Corrine? They won’t leave me alone. I even dreamed about them last night!!!
It’s an odd feeling to finish a book. There’s a sense of elation and accomplishment, to be sure. But there’s also a sense of sadness for me. I’m going to miss Katie and Corrine. They were fun characters to write. I enjoyed their interactions, even of the non-sexual variety ;c).
Now I need to figure out what to do with my time. Last night, I went to bed at 8:00. And today at the office, I’m actually working. What’s up with that? There’s nothing to research, nothing to write. The emptiness is overwhelming.
I suppose the logical solution here would be to write another book. But what about? I think it would be cool to write another Civil War era book. But could I write characters I love as much as Katie and Corrine?
Do other authors go through this? Do you miss your characters? I had a friend tell me the other day that my characters will always be with me. This is true, I know, but it’s not the same as having them forcing you to tell their story.
So I guess my goal now is to come up with a new book idea so I can make new friends :c)
Wish me luck!