Characters and Heart Strings

I know, I know. I’m not supposed to be here, so I’ll keep it brief.

When you write, do you become so involved with your characters that you feel them? You become them, you carry their sorrows and joys, you don’t want to leave them at the end of the day?

Not all the time, but during those projects when I seem to have a tie to the characters, then I am most alive. Revising Substance yet again, and putting the characters’ voices back in this draft hearkens back to when it first came to me. I’m not in love, exactly. I feel full of light and full of tears, even at the same time.

I write for myself mostly, it’s true. But I feel so soulful as I write this book and return it to its former self that I truly, truly hope I can share it with all of you some day.

My schmaltz on your friends list, I remain,


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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