What a difference some distance from writings makes…

It’s amazing.  With finishing the degree, I hadn’t touched my book (or this blog) until last week.

And in that time my book changed itself. Characters started changing on me and things feel evolved, almost as if the book’s been working behind the scenes so it didn’t waste any time while I couldn’t hang out. While I was writing heavy theoretical papers, Totem was living on while I wasn’t paying attention.

In that time, my protagonist’s daughter decided she wanted to be in her 20’s, not a teenager.  Fine with me.

A priest inserted himself in there.  He’s a Monkey Temic. Those chattering, maybe wise, tricksters….  So, now there’s a priest involved as a major character. Okay.

And then another “bad guy” joined the party, and now I feel like my head is getting beat up with two bad guys, one who’s evil and one who’s just very, very pathetic and misguided. He’s not evil, but he’s done too much evil. And is he redeemable?  Who knows?

I guess I’d better get moving before things change again.  But, if I had not taken this sabbatical from writing, would this have changed anyway? Or is it because I had time to second guess?

Who cares. At least no one messed with my favorite character. She’s still as awesome as ever!


About Hope Graham

I am a writer, teacher, and theatre and travel enthusiast. I teach theatre in public schools. I love to read, write, play with my kids and play pretend all day long!
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