Bonding With Characters
I found that when writing the Kings of Angkor, which I am currently editing the final proofs. I really fell in love with the characters that I created. There were times when they surprised me and there were times when I thought I had something cemented down or so I thought that was my creation but found it to be a part of history and there was no way I could have known that. But how did I? I would get goose bumps after one of those moments. I was doing a lot of research along with writing so there were times I would just write and then go back and do the research, because the way I looked at it I wanted to get the story down and I could always clean it up after. Which I did many times. It was a wonderful learning time. It was a time when I poured out my love of history to create this book and characters. Something that won't end with just the first book.