Did you ever write anything that made you emotional ? Something so deep that you tugged at your own heart strings unconsciously? Have you ever written a character’s story down and then felt bad for what you just did to them?
Well I think that is what I just did with the main character of my book. I finished the chapter where she enters into a flashback about her past. Once I finished I felt like I didn’t just drive my character up a tree and throw rocks at her; I took her to edge of a cliff, chained a boulder to her leg, pushed the boulder over a ledge into the canyon to drown in the river below, but don’t worry the key lays to the bottom of the river.
Maybe I am exaggerating a bit.
Let’s face it I am biased about my own work right now. I think I have just crossed over into the realm of being emotionally vested with my character.
Now, back to reality because after 3,448 words of an emotional backstory I’m drained.