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Confessions and Passions of a Compulsive Writer

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I am the gargoyle...

So, my friend who read the story "Secrets of Stone and Skin" told me something that stumped me. She said that what surprised her the most about the story is that the voice of one of the main characters sounded just like mine... and it wasn't the MC with OCD... it was the MC who is a gargoyle and male.

At first, it just baffled me. Then, I realized that it made sense. The gargoyle MC helps the chick with OCD cope. Looking back... I think that's what feels so psychologically intimate about the book is that it's how I feel as an adult when faced with my teenage psyche.

Weird, huh?

It turns out... I'm the gargoyle... and I'm not sure how I feel about that.


  1. It sounds like two versions of yourself in the same story. I wonder if someone who only knew you as a teenager, would read the book and think the MC with OCD sounded just like you instead.

  2. Hi, Wendy! It's been a while since I've visited. I hope things have been good with you. ;)

    Hmm, that's VERY interesting. Writers DO put their heart and souls into their writing. ;)

    Thanks for your honesty in sharing with us.

    ~Elizabeth :)

  3. That's EXACTLY it, Di! That's kinda what I wondered.

    Elizabeth, I've been fairly quiet in the blog lately... and online in general due to plague after plague I've caught. You haven't missed much from me. I'm hoping to turn over a new leaf with the next year and get back into visiting blogs and keeping up with people. I hope so anyway.