Curious idea, but I might be scheduling this on a rough day. One reason is because of the 35th year of me. The other is because it’s still Spring Break for the munchkin, so I might not be near the computer that often. Anyway, I really wanted to run with this and see what happens.
I’ve been watching ‘Once Upon a Time’ and the current plot involves looking for ‘The Author’ that can alter endings or something. This got me thinking about Windemere and if it really exists. Hear me out on the following question:
If the fantasy worlds we write about exist in another dimension, is the author the creator or a conduit?
I’ve written a few of my own ideas and erased them because I go in circles. The idea that I’m mentally jacked into another dimension is odd. Deciding if I’m the one controlling/altering it or simply the one reporting it is impossible to figure out. Difficult enough to wrap my mind around the overall concept. In fact, I’m sure many people are already rolling their eyes and the absurdity.
Yet, many authors talk about these fictional characters like they truly exist and think about them long after the story is done. Residual connection or subconsciously checking in on our creations? What about authors that write a series and seem to never let it go? Have they become trapped in the connection without realizing it? All of this is just whimsical wanderings of the mind, but it is something I think about a lot.
I mean, how much influence do I have over Windemere if it exists out there? Is this why I sometimes feel like the characters are more in charge than me? Would I ever be able to go there like mentally after I die? I can go on with these questions until my ears bleed. So I’ll end on one more:
What if there’s an author in another world that’s writing about us? Who in this world would be the main characters and how much influence would this powerful being have over the events? That’s actually kind of scary from the ‘ants’ point of view.