The alternate title to this post would be: Five ways Here Comes The Son surprised me while writing it.
‘Writing is hard’ is accurate as fuck, though.
1. Level of Difficulty.
Of all the novels I’ve written, Here Comes The Son, is at the top of the list for being the most difficult. I struggled. My publisher had to push my editing deadline multiple times. I hit writer’s block for the first time, really, in my writing career. I loved the story, the characters, the city…everything, but I still had to fight for each word.
2. Side Characters.
I hadn’t actually intended the cast of characters in the story to become so large and varied.
3. The Bad Peeps.
I’ve done a lot of varied and interest researching for my books. Here Comes The Son probably stretched my googling skills to the max.
5. The Ending.
This actually coincides with the first on this list. The ending changed a bit over the course of writing the novel. In fact, at one point, I almost gave up on trying to put it together.
I’m glad I didn’t.
I adore Iggy and Lalo.
And their story.