At one point during the writer's workshop we conducted yesterday, a couple of the teens talked about how much they loved Stephenie Meyer's books Twilight and New Moon. Then to my delight, one of them shared a link I didn't know existed. For anyone hooked on Meyer's series, check out this link from the next book in the series. The entry discusses how the book emerged about a character development exercise. Toward the end of the discussion you'll find a rough exerpt from the new book, Midnight Sun.
Encouraging to learn that I'm not the only writer whose characters interupt her in the middle of the night.