(This is actually a re-post from two days ago. Some of you saw it before it magically disappeared for some reason. There was only one comment, and I will copy it from my email and repost - sorry about that AliceELoste)
My hubby's friend is a runner and on his blog he does something every once in a while called 'Things runners say that I just don't understand.' I love it and decided to do my own version here. I chose this first one after being at the library yesterday and sitting in on one of their writing classes. Basically, it ended up being 45 minutes of aspiring authors going on and on about why their main characters were so awesome, and why they wish they were real people, etc, etc. It was about as bad as listening to a bunch of people fight over whose grandma makes the best apple pie--everyone thinks their grandmas is best, and nothing anyone can say will change that, so why bother trying?
So, my first installment of 'Things writers say that I just don't understand' is...
Writer: "I absolutely love my main character!"
My reply: Well... I should hope so. Not only is this a person completely of your own imagination thus can be anything you want them to be, but he/she is also the person you have chosen to tell the story you are working so hard to write. Show me a writer who doesn't like their main character, and I'll show you a writer who is writing a story they shouldn't be writing.