Daily Archives: February 24, 2011

Smitten

Eldest is in love.  He’s been dating a beautiful, young lady for six months.  They watch movies, hold hands and talk late into the night.  I’m sure there are other things going on that a mom doesn’t want to know about, but the point is, he’s completely head-over-heels in love.

Just like I am. 

Sadly, it’s with one of my characters. 

While most of his personality is shown through actions and his physical description is virtually nil, he’s a heart-throb like no other.  And it’s not just me.  My crit partners nearly swoon when he comes on the scene.

Readers, has your heart ever pitter-pattered over a character?  If so, what traits send your ticker tripping? 

Writers, have you ever written a character that steals your heart?  Do you feel as odd about it as I do?!?!? 

Inquiring minds want to know.