I've heard many times, that we need to write what we know, not what we think we should write about. This usually means we end up writing about personal experiences, people in our lives, and our dreams. And this means we constantly tell secrets about ourselves, even if we don't know it or intend to.
Rupert and Petra are complete opposites just like Cale and me. Ann's anxiety was birthed after my car accident. She also runs because of the joy I felt when I was finally able to run a mile again. Farrah is confident and outspoken because I was very shy and introverted in middle school. In 'Taught by Sister' the older sister pushes the younger sister up a hill, saves her from drowning and a tornado, because I wouldn't have any clue what to do in life without my sister. Samantha refuses to be called Sam because I hate it when people call me Julia instead of Juliana.
I often wonder how many secrets writers give away knowingly, and unknowingly, in their writing.
I am 20k into my new WIP while I work on the last edits for Rupert (I know, I know- there is no such thing as last edits). I have the goal to write 2k words a day and am very excited to see what I discover about myself while I write.