Sunday, 18 April 2010

More than a letter

Just need to clarify something before I move on.
The character "G" who is about to be erased from my book has a name and that name is George.
The lovely Joanne and the equally lovely Suzanne both suggested that I put him in something else and do you know what they are right. George lives and breathes in my head and one day he will find his own place on the page. I don't feel so bad about taking him out anymore.
Anyway, just wanted you to know that he had a name. I don't know why I did, I just did. It seems a bit silly now but as is my habit, once it's written on here it's written and can't be taken back so silly or not, there it is.

7 comments:

Suzanne Jones said...

I look forward to hearing more about George.

XX

David said...

I don't think it's silly at all Colette. I think it's perfectly normal that after you have spent so long 'living' with a character, you wouldn't want to lose him without saying goodbye properly. And to do that he surely does need a name.

Best of luck with the rewrite. It sounds like you have made a really positive start on it.

David

Colette McCormick said...

Watch this space Suzanne.
Its a good start David and I feel good about it.

Jarmara Falconer said...

You could always have him turn up in another book like they do with soap stars. Hey didn't s/he use to be in err... Eastenders etc....

P.s I don't watch any of them programmes, I'm just making a point..lol Honest... No really! I mean to say, I just don't have the time to busy writing.

Colette McCormick said...

Don't worry Jarmara - he'll find a home somewhere.

HelenMHunt said...

I need to lose a couple of characters from my novel, so I do sympathise.

Colette McCormick said...

It's not easy is it Helen. Good luck with losing yours.