I have a serious problem.
I don’t know my characters. At all. I’m working on some of my very earliest scenes of my novel and the interactions and the dialogue just feels so…wooden. I’ve sketched out their basic personalities but I now realize that I have a lot more still do to. This week, instead of focusing on plot development, I intend to jot down every tiny little thing about them that pops into my head – likes, dislikes, memories, past experiences, regrets, hopes, etc. I have to make them feel more three-dimensional than they do right now in order to write them the way that they deserve.
This “writing a book” thing is exhausting!