I have selected the betas I'll be working with this time around. My secret special forces team. For those who submitted an inquiry - thank you! Showing interest is a huge compliment, but should something fall through with any of my betas, I may be looking for back-ups. So everyone is still on standby.
With everything going on this month, how the heck did I get any editing in? I'm on Chapter 25 of the second draft, and it's looking good. I still can't manage to cut back anything, so we'll see what the feedback from the betas will be.
This morning I was working on a little photo editing - although doing this on a sofa while lying on your side doesn't produce the best results. This is a collection of images, all of them layered and altered. Thanks to insomnia stock for the model (Deviantart)
This was my rendition of Logan. Now, the eyes are a bit yellow and not quite as I imagine them. He has a mixture of a gold/amber color - think of Tiger's eye. I have a few of these gemstones and there are often swirls of honey, amber, and gold.
Here's a link to an example: https://encrypted-tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRM--7a65iVRl5K_DrBQPgAKq83kZPY8MS0Xrbq2Oo2muJF8uP3
I don't have any particular actors or models who make me think of Logan, but collectively some of the images below - whether it's the body type, pose, or hairstyle, make me think of him.
Thank you to those who warmed up to Logan Cross. I love the Chitah character enough that I have included them in two of my other series (perhaps not the primary focus of the series, but leading roles)
I'm also remembering how much fun it was to name my characters. Logan's name came really easily, although I spent a lot of time finding out what his last name was. I usually keep a list of names anytime I run across one that I like. Sometimes I can work from those to assemble a name, and other times I research the internet for hours, days, weeks, until I find the right name for a character.
I will shamefully admit that I have read books where three fourths into the book, I could not remember the name of the leading male or female characters. Often it's because they just don't fit the character, or because they're too odd to remember, and other times it's simply because there's another character with the same sounding name or begins with the same letter, and I get them mixed up. I also struggle when I read a book with such a common book character name that is prevalent in about 20 other books with a leading character. Some books stand out, and from Chapter one, that characters name is burned in my head. I hope that this is the case with my books, but it's hard to say as I'm so partial to my characters that are alive in my head, that I know them by heart.
All right kiddos, live long and prosper. This girl needs to get some editing done before it gets too late.