Voices in my Head

I have voices in my head. Given my family history of mental issues, this should be a scary phenomenon. Alas, no. The voices don’t tell me what to do so much as tell me a story. Sometimes these stories even come with pictures and a soundtrack that lay like a double exposed film on reality.Since I’ve always done this, I don’t find it disturbing.Others do.Apparently they think they should be my entire focus during a conversation:D. Oddly enough, my characters think the same thing when they talk to me. My characters tend to me more interesting, plus I have the added bonus of torturing them whereas they wouldn’t really fly at work.Of course, neither my associates or my character usually listen to me. I am merely a means to an end of most. The rest I simply scare.It’s good to be me.But wait, this blog is about writing. Yes, um, what was I saying. Oh yes, although I write plot driven novels, I do not plot. Apparently if I plot a story, my brain thinks I’ve already written it and so there is a ringing silence in my head.The same is true of the Redaction sequel. I know what it going to happen and the characters are there. They’re just murmuring indistinctly–chatting amongst themselves but not talking to me. Hence the stall of the word count. What I write gets erased because I’m writing not recording what the characters are telling me.Fortunately, I’ve found the exit in the burning building. As I approach it, their voices are becoming more distinct and the images playing before my eyes are sharpening. I just have to move a few flame-engulfed beams to reach it. You see I know where the door leads–straight to Hell.Don’t worry, I’ve packed plenty of water and I’m only visiting. Unfortunately, my characters can’t say the same thing.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at www.lindaandrews.net She’d love to hear from you.
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One Response to Voices in my Head

  1. rumpydog says:

    Ooohhhhh! Could this be a Fringe-like thing and you’re creating reality and calling it fantasy?

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