There is absolutely nothing better than that stage in your writing when you suddenly lock into a character and you start thinking like her and speaking in her voice. It makes writing so much easier and so much more fun.
I usually have to go back to the beginning, then, and rewrite some of the opening or insert extra thoughts/paragraphs. But even that’s fun, because I know the way she’d react and behave.
I’ve got to stop now and do something else for a while, when I’d really rather keep writing. So this blog post is really a stepping stone: out of my fiction, and into the other stuff via a quick chat with you!