Should I be worried that my character is getting more interview requests than I am?

Paranormal Cravings just published an interview with one of my character’s, Adrinius [for those of you regular (EXTREMELY valued) visitors, you may have already read excerpts of this on my blog a couple of days ago] here: Paranormal Cravings – Interview with Adrinius O’Domhnaill.

Maybe this is what everyone means when they say you lose yourself when you write?


33 thoughts on “Should I be worried that my character is getting more interview requests than I am?

  1. John Guillen

    Hey! Soooo I just saw your comment on my post from today and I liked it so much that I wanted to let you in on a secret. I’m not really going anywhere. I just like playing games. Don’t be mad! But I’m not telling anyone on my blog until tomorrow, which is why I’m commenting over here. 🙂 I’m posting tomorrow like normal. By the way. You made me laugh with your comment. So thank ya. 🙂


    1. mpsharmaauthor Post author

      Hahaha! I can’t be mad at you, I kinda feel special being in on a secret! Geez it’s going to be hard keeping it though, I have like the BIGGEST mouth on the planet which is why it is so good always being the absolute last person to know anything of relevance, I mean, I don’t even make it on the grapevine 😀

      But … I won’t disappoint, your secret is safe with me, cross my heart and hope to die (I think that’s how it goes)


      1. John Guillen

        Hahaha well of course it is. I wouldn’t have told you if I thought otherwise.

        It’s only a secret for like 12 more hours, so don’t feel TOO special. 😉


      2. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Aw shucks, okay then, I will! But only because you complimented me and I realised a long time ago that people perceive my normal self as funny, so I thought I’d be flattered rather than worried that something is truly wrong with my mental capabilities 😀


      3. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        That’s cool because I love laughing too, which is good seeing as that whatever powers that be gave me a sense of humour to be able to look at myself first thing in the morning and resiliently see the funny side to having a bad hair day every bloody day 😉 But, THAT is another story!


      4. John Guillen

        Hahaha I know guys and girls aren’t the same, but everyday I go in public with my hair in eighty directions. Haha cause I don’t particularly care about my appearance. I could just get a haircut and then my hair would look normal, but what fun is that? 🙂


      5. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Fitting the norm is so yesterday (at least that’s what I tell myself anyway :p) Uniqueness is great, plus I take consolation in the fact that no matter WHAT I look like, you are so going to remember me, for whatever reasons. Don’t pretend you won’t 😀


      6. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Heeellllooo! Imagination is the cornerstone of good, solid writing, right? Besides, positive thinking is underrated, I’ve made up an entire scenario in my head already, don’t burst the bubble! 😉


      7. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Na-aahhh! That would be telling, and what fun would that be? 😀 Okay, okay. It goes something like this, ready for my master plan? You see this bizarrely bad hair day afflicted Indian girl walking down the street and feel the repressed urge to laugh (combined with pity) claw its way up your oesophagus when you stop her and ask if you could buy her a comb, or something. Anything really to tame the fiercely disastrous mop attached to her scalp she relentlessly screams is hair to the rest of the world … or anyone who is willing to listen! Then … she proceeds to thank you for your offer and politely tells you that though she may look homeless, she can actually afford a brushing implement and randomly talks to you about the effects of climate change and how if we don’t do anything about it, the sky WILL fall on our heads. Though the argument may have been barely valid had you read it in the safety of your own room in front of your trusted computer screen, the horrifying image of this crazed girl with her frenzied hair only serves to scare you like no one else has before and suddenly you’re channelling Stephen King’s IT’s protagonist and you run the other way VOWING to remember this point in time for the rest of your life, and ascertaining that you will NEVER ever talk to random Indian girls again, unless supervised by a couple of adults, and preferably bodyguards!

        See, realistic scenario, right? 😀


      8. John Guillen

        AHAHAHAHA this might be the greatest thing I’ve ever read! You should put together some monetary funds, fly to America, and see if we can’t have this play out exactly how you wrote. Don’t you think so? Yes. Okay. 🙂


      9. John Guillen

        I sense some sarcasm. Well fine. I don’t want to live out your story anyway!

        And I already have a WordPress fan following. We could both have one then! But no, you got jokes.


      10. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        No sarcasm whatsoever! I just wish I had a leprechaun at the end of my short rainbow, that’s all! I mean I have one, but the stingy bugger forget to bring his pot of gold with him, go figure! Can I bring him along with me when I do come, or are you pressing the Block button right about now?


      11. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        NOOOOOOOO don’t block me! Geez, you’re a tough cookie to crack, aren’t you? Who says no to a magic leprechaun, I mean really?! Unblock, unblock, unblock dammit! 😀


      12. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        I thought by this stage just reading my name would be enough to bring tears of pitiful frustration at having ever met me (what I will defiantly construe as the result of fits of insane laughter to keep me happy!) but I am so sorry to have to tell you this, I found out a couple of years ago interesting is allergic to me, I wish it wasn’t but it is. There, I told you. Now I am off to wallow in my grief somewhere with a bottle of make believe bourbon … because I don’t drink which may be the reason interesting is avoiding me like the plague. Hmm, may be having one of those rare light bulb moments. I’ll let you know …


      13. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Really, crap! So my light bulb moment was premature then 😦 Because clearly interesting isn’t allergic to you, must be something unique to me (note to self, uniqueness not always a good thing then)


      14. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Thank the universe for the Internet, a place we can all fake it so much more successfully then in real life … I just read this sentence back and thought about rewording it because there are so many misconstrued meanings that can come out of this if this is all you read 😀 But then I thought, whatever – stuff it, who can be bothered anyway 😉


      15. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Oh man! Now you’ve got me imagining great stories. You’re that writer who likes to leave your readers on cliff-hangers, aren’t you? The one that’s too smart to leave the juicy bits till the last page for us mischievous readers who read the book back to front, damn I hate you smartie pant authors sometimes 😀


      16. mpsharmaauthor Post author

        Because I am frustratingly impatient and I can’t stand waiting to find out who the murderer is until the end, that way I don’t feel quite as bad when the person is killed because I have had time to prepare myself for the onslaught 🙂 You see, my thinking is extremely realistic 😉


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