I am never alone while I’m writing my novels. I create characters that become my companions. They develop and mature seemingly without my interference as I help them through each situation. I come to love my heroes, rejoicing in their successes and crying with them as they work through their adversities and fight against their enemies. I build a world for them to live in and I share that world with them in my dreams. I wake up in the morning a little confused as to which world I am in, excited about what the new day will bring to my characters.