As I prepare to dive into the next draft of my manuscript, I find myself thinking about this quote from author Rebecca Stead. When asked how to craft a believable voice, she replied:
“Read. Listen. Wait a little, if you want to. Let the voice gather force in your mind. But don’t wait forever.
And mostly, don’t be discouraged if it feels terrible for a while.”
(You can read the full interview at Novel Novice.)
I could go on and on about how much I adore Rebecca as a person and an author, about how I can’t wait to share When You Reach Me with my kid, about how I bought Liar and Spy on the first day it was available…but I’ve been reading and listening and waiting for long enough. Now it’s time to write.
Go, Varian! Can't wait to hear the next voice you bring to life.