Sunday, April 13, 2014
One of the most unique and challenging aspects of this novel was the process of writing it from two perspectives, Alex and Kayla's, in alternating chapters. In the end, I think, it adds real depth, but during the process it proved to be very difficult as I had to be extra cautious in ensuring that the fluidity of the story lines remained intact. I certainly did not want to sacrifice story execution in the process of overt character development. In the end, I believe it was a win because it truly fleshed out the characters and made them feel more authentic, well worth the tediousness, time, and extra care it required to evolve them in a more creative and genuine way.