I'm being stalked by a character from the book I just finished. He's mad because he didn't star in the last book and he thinks he's a star.

I've had characters that I knew I was going to write about later, but I've never had a character be so insistent that I misjudged him. He wasn't exactly a bad guy in the book, but he wasn't all good either. And I gave him a terrible name for a lead.

Now I'm trying to find him a good middle name that we both can live with...

Perilously yours,

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Comment by Pauline Baird Jones on May 17, 2007 at 9:37am
Nice to see you here, Pat! Glad you stopped by! :-)
Comment by Patricia Harrington on May 16, 2007 at 3:32am

I zipped over from your blog to your site on CrimeSpace. I'll sign up to be a "friend." And I love characters that are so insistent--much like my cats--that I notice them, tend, groom and feed them. And, of course, let them take up more white space on paper. I suspect that there is some element of alter ego, or I wish I could be more like that . . . at work.


Pat Harrington
Comment by Pauline Baird Jones on April 25, 2007 at 8:43am
LOL! Glad I'm not the only one! Sometimes you wonder if you're being creative or crazy.
Comment by Pepper Smith on April 25, 2007 at 6:10am
LOL! I've got two of those. One of them was so persistent that he got himself pretty much a starring role in the two books following his first appearance. The other one is in a story that will never be published (thank goodness!) and popped up again in the same two books as the one above.

Just found this place. Guess I'll be wandering around looking at stuff for a while.

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