This quote totally made me laugh, mostly because it's so true. Sometimes the sentences and scenes that spill onto the computer screen surprise me and even shock me. One time, I wrote something and I was like, I can't believe I just wrote that, because it was something that I wouldn't say but my character took over and, well, I was along for the ride. How about you? What's the process like? Do scenes flash before you like scenes from a movie? Do you hear voices in your head? Conversations?
I know when I wrote Freaky Frank, a humorous middle-grade for boys, I cracked up the entire time. It was so much fun to write and when I was done, man, I was sad. I wanted to hang with Frank longer. He's a pretty cool kid. When I shared some passages with my teenage sons and husband, they were like, And you think that's funny? And I'm like, it's totally funny. How can you NOT think boogies and farts are funny. I must be weird. Or maybe stuck in a 12-year-old's body. Anyway, loved to read your thoughts.