Last week The Onion published an article by George R.R. Martin, author of the Game of Thrones series.
To read, go here. The title is Oh Shit, I Totally Forgot That Happens.
(Now yes, this is The Onion and I know they are wall-to-wall satire sometimes. I mean, they even duped the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un into thinking he was the “sexist man alive.” Yeah, I know. I was shocked the article was satire also.)
In the article, Mr. Martin speaks about the TV series and his books. He was shocked when certain main characters took a turn for the worse last week. He’d forgotten that he wrote these scenes in his book.
So how can this happen? How can an author forget their own world?
I've gone back and read things I wrote several years ago, fell into the story and wondered the same thing. Like where did this come from. And how does it end?
Wouldn't you think, as the author, that I'd remember?
Well apparently, if the article in The Onion only a little bit true, I am not the only one.