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Miserere is now available at Audible.

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Friday
May272011

slipping into someone's skin

I've been kind of quiet lately. There have been some shifts in The Garden, and I've been enjoying working on the story now that the characters have come alive for me. This is what always takes me so long on a brand new novel--learning to feel the characters so I can immediately slip into their skins when I write the scenes.

So now I have my Guillermo, a man who only wants to be valued for who he is, but he is drowning in memories not his own.

And Diago is a man who will not cry, who believes his bitter heart can never love again.

As I write their story, I have a line from one of Federico García Lorca's poems run through my head. It's from "Romance sonámbulo:"

Pero yo ya no soy yo ... / But I am no longer I ...

I am no longer I.

I am not myself.

My true self.

Listen:

You can still register to win one signed ARC of my novel Miserere: An Autumn Tale at Goodreads, but you have to hurry.

Next weekend (June 3-5) I will be hanging out at ConCarolinas in Charlotte, NC as a fan. It looks like they've got a super convention planned, so if you're in the area, stop by and check it out. If you see me, say hi, I'd love to meet you.

That's it for now.

Be safe and have a happy Memorial Day weekend.

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Reader Comments (6)

Oh, Teresa, do I get you on this one! I too am in that "zone"--where I'm figuring out these people, thinking I know them and realizing, I'm not sure I do? Feeling that sometimes VERY unsettling sensation that they aren't as rich and full and fleshed out as I know they can be--and watching that evolution. The result will be wonderful--I know that--but it can be so painful at times to slog through their development. SO glad to hear yours are finding themselves, and better yet, revealing themselves to you.

Have a great long weekend in THE GARDEN, dear!

E,

May 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErika Marks

I had to dive into it, Erika, and just write wildly without thought to anything but getting the story down. About eight chapters in, they clicked and now I'm bringing chapters 1-8 up to speed. What's coming out now is a polished draft and it's moving a lot faster than I thought it would.

It's so crazy watching it all fall together like this.

I'll be emailing you before the weekend is out! ;-)

Good luck with getting your characters to toe the line. I know you'll get there.

May 27, 2011 | Registered CommenterT. Frohock

Wow, even the descriptions of the characters are really intriguing. Sounds like a great novel!

May 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJaime Callahan

Hi, Jaime,

I hope they make it. I really am falling in love with these guys.

Thanks for stopping by.

May 27, 2011 | Registered CommenterT. Frohock

I'm glad things are going so well with The Garden, Teresa. It's wonderful when the real story presents itself, and all you need to do is follow. Enjoy~

May 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Hoving

Thanks, Amanda,

It's even better when the characters finally begin to get in on the action. ;-)

May 28, 2011 | Registered CommenterT. Frohock

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