Wednesday, October 30, 2019
I spent most of August and September finishing my final draft of my third children’s book about the magic game ‘The Tenth Gateway.’ I have sent it to the publisher and I hope to see it published later in 2020.
It’s hard to believe I started writing the trilogy way back in 2015 and now suddenly I’m saying goodbye to my characters. I must say, it’s hard to let go as the main characters have become so real to me.
I had heard that fictional characters take on a life of their own and now I have found that to be true for me. The children – for example, Sophie Jones and Jun Wu - seem to take control of their own adventures, as does the nasty spy Perscrutor in the second book ‘The Spy’s Door’. I can see the evil magician Malefic flying through the air and doing battle with the good magician Eda and I feel anxious when I think Malefic might win!
And the third book? The characters wrote it for me.
Is that your experience?
PS: My first short story disappeared without a trace. However I’m not giving up. Writing it gave me the idea for my next set of stories.
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