Three more queries out last night. AND for those in my "looking for an agent" shoes, Firebrand Literary has one more day left on their month long Query Holiday, in which they are accepting your first chapter in lieu of a query letter. They will read every single one, and respond if they are interested before Feb 1st. Hey, give it a shot, I did! It ends Jan 15.
There was a link off Jennifer Jackson blog from Sarah Monette, about hearing the voice of your characters. It's got me really curious about...me. She gets the words in her head, but doesn't hear her characters talking and kind of makes fun of people saying they do. Janet Evanovich's book "How I Write" has her saying a similar thing. Okay, either I'm schizophrenic, or some other problem, but I DO hear my characters. It's like a TV show in my head. Which may be because I'm a big TV person, but I'm very visual so my stories play in my head like I'm watching them. I say CUT and try again when something doesn't work. Okay I don't actually say cut, but you get the picture, right? So my characters actually do talk to each other and live and breathe and have body language and everything, right in front of me.
Am I the only one that visualizes this way?