I love it when characters takes hold. I woke up Sunday with my future hero talking to my future heroine. Not only that – I got his name!
Later, my husband and I went out to dinner and the heroine's name hit me. I have a COUPLE! I'm so happy.
I still have some work to do with my characters, but it's nice to get their voices in my head. Just listening to them talk tells me a lot. Yeah, I sound nuts. And maybe I am. But I don't care. I think I would hate it if the voices stopped. Well, I know I would.
I've even started some writing, but not on the story. On the backstory. I find if I can get that written and solidified in my head, the story will write much better. I did this WAY too late on my last book and I won't make that mistake again.
Now, all I have to do is come up with a title. Ugh! I hope it comes to me before I type "The End"!