The problem with novel writing is that it takes so damn long. I started the one I’m working on in the fall of 2009. I had an idea for it, based on a song and a couple dreams that I’d linked together. It evolved based on life experiences and perceptions, and I finished it in October 2010. And now that I’m editing, things are changing that are coloring my perception of the novel. The characters are the same but I’m not, and I have the big question – do I change the novel to reflect me, or do I let it stand and try to keep it how I would’ve written it 6 months ago? Because right now the ending is perfect, absolutely fitting and perfect, but I’m not sure my characters now deserve it to end that way.
As I said in the previous post, Kasey isn’t me. The other characters are fictional as well. Gotta remember that.