I can’t think of one character in this story that resembles me, really. Or rather, a lot of them are like me in certain aspects, but that’s it. Of course, my protagonist has a lot in common with me (kindness, fondness of animals, that sort of thing), but so have many other characters. I’m not the kind of writer who uses my own life and experiences in my writing, not to the extent that many others do, and I don’t see myself in my characters. I’ve always used my writing as a form of escapism – I create worlds and characters that are very far from my own life, and I feel uncomfortable writing stuff that’s too close to home, so to speak. That’s what the diary is for!