I am in the beginning stages of writing. I have a basic summary written of where I want to go with the book. And I am starting Character Analysis. Im about a quarter done and I am so excited about the fact that the people floating around in my head are getting names and personalities. And the most interesting part if while I am writing the synopsis for a character, the personality is changing. I thought it was going to be a certain way but while I write her, she changes into someone I like better. Prior to starting this process, I never understood people saying that while writing a scene with a character, the character would say "I am NOT doing that" It seemed absurd, its a fictional character and I can make them do what I want. But even now, this early in the process, I am already feeling my characters exhibiting themselves.I love it. I am writing a novel very very loosely based on my teenage years, so my story and characters already have a template in my head, but that seems to be morphing and changing into something else. I am so excited to keep going.