Have you ever been so deeply engrossed in a story that you imagine you're there? When I read Lucy Christopher's STOLEN, I imagined the hot desert sand blowing across my cheeks, the sun beating down on the back of my neck, and the sky that stretched forever. And when I looked up, only to discover I was in England and it was still raining, I was shocked.
Well, yesterday the same thing happened to me. Except it wasn't a story I was reading. I was working on Project Demo. And I thought, "Finally, after all this time and tinkering, I'm truly engaged with this novel."
Other signs Project Demo is going well?
Everything reminds me of Project Demo. I was reading an article on a famous musician and thought, "Wow, she sounds just like my main character." I saw the movie The King's Speech (great movie!), and walked out thinking, "My main character's afraid like that, too."
I find I'm mulling over Project Demo in the shower, over breakfast, as I fall asleep.
It's pretty exciting for a story I once gave up on.
What are some signs that your own writing is going well?