Sunday, 12 June 2011
WIP Update: Was it something I said?
"I don't like this ending."
"Don't like it? Why?"
"Well, I'm afraid the plot called for it."
"But I was hoping to appear in the sequel."
"We've been over this before - there is no sequel to Dreaming of Sleep."
"That's easy for you to say, but you're not a minor character with aspirations of becoming the main antagonist."
"I'm sorry. I really am."
"What about a part in Cosmic Seed?"
"Characters can't just move between unrelated novels. Besides, you'd have to travel through time to reach Velika."
"That could be done. You do write science fiction."
"Yes. But it still has to be believable."
"If it helps, you really were one of my favourite characters to write. If you were real, and there was no Mr. G, I might have asked you to perform a level one diagnostic, if you know what I mean. Wink, wink."
"Ah. I . . .I . . .need to check on some of my dialogue in chapter three. Nice talking to you again, Author."
"Damn. Was it something I said?"