Ever wonder what your characters think of you? I do. For a change of pace, I decided to ask Emily to interview me. Here is a taste of how it went:
Emily: Why did you think giving me this weird power would be cool?
Christine: Manipulating matter is the superpower I wish I had. I thought it would be fun if you could put your hand through a wall or reshape a piece of metal. Think of the possibilities! You can make jewelry, you can hide at parties, you can play tricks on your friends…
Emily: Yeah, it’s really not that cool. It kind of freaked me out when I was little, you know?
Christine: Well, your ability saved your life, didn’t it?
Emily: Hmmm. True. Even so, it’s kind of weird. I accidentally put my thumb through my phone once. That sucked.
Christine: Oops. Sorry about that. You figured out how to fix it though.
Emily: Yeah, but it was never the same. The autocorrect thing doesn’t work right anymore. Every time I text LOL it changes it to BOB. Ugh. Anyway, someone *cough—your son—cough* told me that when you get bored with writing you blow stuff up?
Christine: Not literally! He means that when I get stuck or lose my momentum when I’m writing, I tend to add some action to the story. I like to do unpredictable things with the narrative, like have the bad guys attack or a volcano explode or something. I like to shake things up. That way I don’t get bored and neither does the reader.
Emily: There are no exploding volcanoes in my book.
Christine: Hmmm. Well, maybe I’ll have to write a sequel—