I learned a lesson I think I saw coming. I accepted the challenge of writing a novel with a few special requests as far as characters went. I’ve been tip toeing on eggshells because if those who made the requests are reading the novel (I’m never sure who reads what) I don’t want them to think I’ve seen them in an undesirable light. Things have happened in life that now I worry will affect my novel. Should I change the characters, or just do the easy bit of killing them off? Or should I just unleash myself (the author) upon them and just roll out the nitty gritty double barrel creativity upon them? I feel a certain writing freedom now, but as always I don’t want to hear about it. I’m rather thin skinned and I’d rather write than cry.