The challenge and the joy of writing, for me, is creating new characters. Characters that become as alive to me as ‘real’ people. Each time I start to dream up a story, I open my mind to any new witches existing on the fringes of my thoughts, and allow them to, well, pretty much audition for the part.
It’s not until I’ve got my new witch that I can begin, and every time I am surprised by who shows up. I wonder who will be next?