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This week has been a busy adventure for @BooksInHandbag.
I have been communicating with fictional characters and trying to get into their world. I feel as if have been residing in a corner of my mind that is neither reality nor fiction and it’s a great place.
Leah, from Just for the Holidays, has been sending me postcards about her dilemma out there in France, and other characters from the books that I am reviewing have asked for help. Annoyingly, the author, Angela Petch is also travelling to Leah’s holiday destination and she has been trying to get into the heart of the gossip. I am sure that Angela wants material for her next book.
I have been desperately trying to get out to France to support Leah, but it is proving to be quite a challenge. Locating a ferry ticket has been an absolute nightmare, holiday shopping has been horrendous and I am petrified of driving in France. As I write, I am planning how to get out there to Leah and find out what is happening. It is difficult because I can sense that she doesn’t want me to go out there for some reason, but doesn’t want to offend. I need to see Leah face to face. It is a concern that Angela will hunt out any gossip and spill the beans in her next novel. Despite my reservations about driving in France, I will just have to get on with it and race out there.
Must stop!!! Someone is knocking at the door and the next-door neighbour’s dogs are going mad. Who is it? I can see a camper van outside. I will be back soon…
It’s me…I am back again.
The characters from my debut novel You Can’t Go It Alone were knocking on my door. Sophie and Jack have arrived in a camper van and they have said that I can borrow it for the journey to France. It is so typical of Sophie and Jack to think of others when they are going through so much. However, I don’t know why they have changed the lovely tangerine orange colour to a yukky pale blue. I might have to take them up on their offer, if I can find an available ferry crossing.
I hope that I get to France on time!
It’s frightening as the characters, from the books, are taking over and I am not sure what is reality and what is fiction: all I do is write, write, write the events of my day. It’s great fun, and it’s amazing to connect with the creative minds of other authors. I may never have to face reality again thanks to Twitter and the power of the imagination. The author Linn B Halton has just messaged me to say that there ought to be an ‘Authors Anonymous’ to assist with our addiction to writing.
Are the characters, in the books that I am reviewing, taking over my life?
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