No way. I’ve already written two books and none of my characters were anything like me! That’s half the fun of writing, right? You get to create people who didn’t even exist before your miniature God fingers went to work; breathing life into them and their complicated ups and downs.
I write about places and things I’ve never seen; situations I’ haven’t lived- all for the fun of experiencing something new and exciting.
So, why on earth would I write myself into my manuscript? It makes no sense.
There I am. I totally wrote myself into my wip. Not ME, me, but my high school self. I didn’t realize it until it was too late. My name is Katie. Her name is Kelly. I had blonde hair and green (okay they’re really blue with yellow in the middle but for some reason they never actually look green. For me, this defies all logic.) eyes.
Kelly has ‘honey colored hair and green eyes’. Skinny, goofy, but coming into her own Junior year of high school. Me,me, me, me me me! Obsessed with Shakespeare- memorizing and reciting lines from his plays (Mi)…. won’t settle for love unless it’s like a storybook (Moi)….Falling in with the guy nobody expected.- the pretty geek and the bad ass hottie- (Mich!) -Grrr!-
Of course, in my wip, their love is complicated when said bad ass lover boy springs a man-tail, so that’s where the similarities end, thank God. *sigh* How could I let this happen?
Has anyone else accidently written themselves into their MS or am the only freak on the planet?