All writers are a little bit crazy. How could they not be when most of their time is spent tucked away communing with a bunch of characters only they can see and hear.
But the reason we mad clan indulge in this bizarre behaviour is because our imaginery friends want their invisible lives to be known by real people, who will love them, or hate them, but will never ignore them.
And here's the tough part. When we have committed our fantasy friends to paper and released them into the real world, it's the readers' turn to discover our pals and decide if they are worth adding their own coterie of fantasmic friends made during their journey through their ereaders, book stores and library shelves.
Readers all understand the same thing. With a book they can fight dragons in Westeros, take an underwater trip in Captain Nemo's Nautilus, or worry along with Mrs. Bennet that poor Elizabeth will never make a suitable match.
While you're here at the Diamondanddoranmysteries Friday blog page why not make friends with Arthur Diamond, Billy Doran, the Doran clan, and all the characters walking, stalking and sleuthing through 1880s Chicago?
They're all dying to meet you, some of them literally.😉