I’ve recently started working on another novel, after having published one already, Anticipation of the Penitent, and a book of poetry and stories, Salted With Fire. This new novel is different than my previous writings, in that it’s more of a character study and a mystery.
The most difficult part in writing this novel is creating the five characters. I can be a very private, shy person. It takes a lot of trust-building for me to really open up to people, so much so that making deep connections with others is a challenge for me. Thus, the question is how can I, someone who finds real life relations so difficult, create genuine connections between the five characters in my book? What does that mean, to have real connections? How will these characters interact and share in true fashion when I can’t even think of one person I can fully open up to?