My characters…it’s like they’re hidden in the shadows, too shy to make an appearance all at once. Or perhaps they just enjoy teasing me (driving me crazy would be more like it!).
From the foggy mists of my imagination, my characters appear bit by bit. The longer we spend together, the more pieces of their personality they’re willing to reveal. If I take a wrong turn and attempt to shape them into something they’re not, they plop themselves down in the middle of the floor like a pouty two-year-old throwing a hissy fit, and refuse to cooperate until they get their own way.
They have a life of their own, beyond what I can see,
Take Abby Watts, the heroine from my upcoming release ONCE A HEARTBREAKER.
Abby is the sister of the heroine from A Time to be Tender, book three of the Rocky Mountain series. Restless. Independent. Kind of slutty. Full of guilt. She blames herself for what happened to Jane. If she’d met her sister like she was supposed to, Jane would have never landed in a predicament that nearly ended her life and left her with a lifetime of nightmares.
Abby loves her sister. And now guilt plagues her constantly for the lie she told to cover up her whereabouts on the fateful night that changed Jane forever.
It’s a lie she hasn’t quite revealed to me yet, a secret she’s determined to keep hidden. It’s the reason she won’t let herself fall in love with a good man like Zach Malone. A secret affair with the hunky rancher is one thing. But marriage and commitment…no way…
Did you like this inside scoop? What do you think Abby’s secret could be? Please tell me because I’m dying of curiosity…