I’m all for tormenting the characters I bring to life; that’ s my job as an author. But I am tired of reading series in which drag on for 20+ books and yes the characters have grown a bit but they are the same stupid decisions from book 1.
There is a fine line in building the story of the character so we can see change in their life choices and twisting the character’s world just for your amusement. Write a series with a stopping point in mind. Authors please don’t pull out your character’s nails just to create drama and tension for the series have a bigger plan than that.
Thanks your faithful reader,
A conversation I had recently was about being right or being kind, couldn’t be more dead on than when I walked into work this morning. Why is it when you are on your last thread of patience and sanity, that the world decides that you need to go deeper into the work? Because this letting go shit sounds so simple yet it is the hardest struggle we endure. And you know what? This is a self-induced struggle because we get into our own way. The more anger and frustration that bubbles up and threatens to erupt the harder it is to feel the joy. The sounds of harps and angels becomes a mighty roar of anguish and pain in my ears. Then be kind or be right vibrates and shifts my atoms and for a moment, a brief interlude, the roar dies away and love flows in to heal the rage.