Ah that’s an easy one, you know when you’re an avid reader and you get really into a novel, so much so that you feel like you really know the characters and you don’t want the book to end. When you read that last line and close the cover you feel a bit bereft. Sometimes you find yourself wondering how they’re doing, hoping for a sequel.
Well as an author you create that, you are so immersed in the characters that you know what they’re going to say before they do! And even after the book has finished you can always think about them, revisit them, imagine what they got up to next… Which may then turn into a sequel…
There’s something really special about having this bunch of characters that no one else in the whole world knows about yet.
Admittedly, that sounds like I’m making excuses for having imaginary friends as an adult. But as kids, imaginary friends really just develop our creativity. I’m sure all the best authors must’ve had imaginary friends at some point (mine was called Jackie, we went everywhere together).
What's the best thing about being an author?