Have you ever met someone that just wouldn't stop talking about themselves? I have. Her name is Phoebe McFadden and she's the main character in my novel.
I have never had a main character write me a letter of intruduction before, and let me tell you, it's an unnerving experience. I woke up a little after midnight a few weeks ago with the thoughts of this person banging around in my head searching for a way out. I knew I wasn't going to be able to get any sleep until I got all this information about Phoebe out of my head.
I sat down at my computer all set to do a traditional character profile, but what I started typing was something completely different. I was barely conscious of my fingers flying over the keys. I was more of a spectator reading the words appearing before me. Phoebe started talking and didn't stop until I had typed three pages. The only reason I was able to stop was because I was falling asleep at the keyboard!
At first, I thought I was going crazy or something, but then I thought, "What the heck, if it works, go with it." I can't wait to write her story.