Thursday, October 9, 2008

Is it really Thursday?????!!!!!!

I'm so sorry I didn't realize today was Thursday! Well, let me re-phrase that. I forgot today is my day to post!! I just stopped by and wondered why Angie was still up. :)

I guess this is my day for mess-ups. You won't believe what I did this morning. I let my class go an hour and ten minutes early!!! I thought I was letting them go 10 minutes early. My goodness. I think I need my head examined. Of course, they probably think I'm a really cool teacher. :) But we'd had a review session, then a test, then I lectured for most of a chapter. I checked the clock and read it wrong. I guess they just took the test quickly and I hadn't realized it!


Okay, so maybe I have an excuse. My head is in my story. I've come up with a new idea for my heroine's reason for returning home and for her situation when she gets there. While I wait for the okay to go that direction, I'm "seeing" the story unfold in my head.

It's pitiful how we get in our fictional worlds sometimes, isn't it? At the recent ACFW conference, one of the workshop presenters (Susan Meissner) said she invites each character to come along and spend the day with her. She pretends they're with her to see how they respond to things. What a great idea--if you don't talk to them out loud while in the presence of others! LOL

So what do you do to get to know your characters? And how do you handle big mess-up days like today has been for me? :)



  1. Missy,
    I wish you were my teacher. Or my boss!!!

  2. Yeah, Missy. I want to take your class!

    I'm glad you posted. In the past, I've just not posted at all. That's not good...

  3. LOL! Well, I hope my students think it's funny when I tell them on Tuesday. They may just think it's a bummer. :)