I got my inspiration to write this post from Christina Lee at Write-Brained. She talked about crushes from books she's read and asked what about crushes from a book or series. To be really honest, I develop crushes on my MCs from every book I've written. Even if they're a bad boy--I know what's in their heart and what will change them.
The heroine, of course! ;)
I get so involved in my story that I can feel, taste, see, hear, touch and experience every thing that my MCs do. I am THERE!
Every one of my MCs are bits and pieces of me. My fears, dreams, wishes, loves, desires, passions, lusts (yikes, yes, that too . . . you should read my kissing scenes, *ahem*), fearlessness, ferocities. I am very passionate--I cry when I dance to Lovers in Japan by Cold Play (among many other songs).
I can see spans of meadows unfold, people whom I've never met come to life, skies soar overhead, plots step forth from shadows . . .
I'm an obsesser. I can't stop thinking of the story, and sometimes suffer withdrawal symptoms if I don't get to my writing sooner than I want.
I remember a time when I read or wrote books, I had a hard time "feeling" them. They felt like flat characters to me, unreal. Maybe because I lacked imagination, passion? I was a teen for crying out loud!
I'm thinking that the difference between now and then is that I believe in myself now. I dive in, drown, and come back unscathed.
How is it like for you? Do you feel so involved in your writing that it feels real? Have you had a crush on any of your MCs? Do you have an excerpt of that MS you've written to share? *Grinning*
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