I write because the characters trespassing through my mind leave me no alternative.
That's my truth, and it's those fictional people inhabiting my mind that made this book so relatable for me. I don't know if readers who aren't also writers will feel the same, but I found this to be a fun, totally unique read.
The chapters alternate between Wanda, the struggling romance author whose personal life is a gigantic mess, and Hannah, the rebellious fictional character who won't fit into the various roles in which Wanda has attempted to cast her. Hannah and Trevor, another wayward character, are stuck in an imaginary house while they wait for Wanda to get herself together and write them into the correct story. These chapters were my favorite parts, largely because I can relate to characters who seem to have minds of their own.
Wanda's problems with her longtime boyfriend are exaggerated, though I think that's intentional, giving a comic spin to a serious issue for too many women.
This is a quick read that offers some laughs along with some thoughtful content.