Yes, as you no doubt know by now, I actually like it when my characters get loose and romp around on their own, but had anyone told me this when I first took up a pen at some ridiculously young age and dared to dream that I might one day become a writer, I might have found this side of things a tad daunting. “What do you mean, they get loose?” I might have asked. “How do you control them once they get out? How do you get them back in again?”
Having leant what I have, now my question would be why would anyone want to control or rein in such creativity?
When I was still learning my craft, many years before publishing my first book, Morragt was the first to break loose.
That’s right, the great Chiddran seer from the first book of The Khekarian Series, The Khekarian Threat, was originally just a shopkeeper, a small secondary character there solely to give Aleisha someone to briefly connect with and flesh out the small town of Martin’s Wait.