Saturday, July 14, 2012
After two paragraphs, I was shocked. I allowed the character to show me the scene and after a little head-hopping, found out that this was no stranger. He's a character "mention" in the Mageri series (never introduced) and I never even considered bringing him into the series or writing about him. Yet here he is, with his own little book and twisted tale.
And boy, is it twisted. I had written out his description and last night while looking at some photos, found a face that could remind me of his. Not the long or light hair, but that intense gaze with slanted brows. I'm still writing out the story as of this morning and have made it to 3200 words. At first, I thought this was going to be first person, but I feel more like a spectator in what's happening to him so it had to be third. I've already got the story outlined in my head (and a few scribbles of paper) so I know exactly where it's going. I don't know if this little novella will ever see the light of day, but it's exciting to start up something new in my spare time.
It's still a WIP so I can't divulge many details outside of the fact it's based around a character named Kane.
Damn my gut.
VOTE IN THE POLL!
That's right. My very first character interview is scheduled and I'm taking a poll to see who you want to interview (left menu bar). This is something fun and different, because I'm going to allow readers to submit questions. Keep in mind I won't be divulging secrets to the series; this is an interview to get a little close and personal with the character. I cannot WAIT! And I love that everyone has received a vote. That's why I started the first poll with just four, because I wanted to give everyone a fair shot at the opportunity. You never know who I might put on for the next one - maybe I'll just have a face-off between two characters for you to choose from.
READING IS GOOD FOR THE MIND
And my mind has been deprived for far too long. During my break while the betas are reading, I'm gobbling up a few books and it's wonderful. I usually try to fit in reading where I can but during the last phase of editing, it gets hectic. I must admit that I'm one of the very few people not getting swept up in this 50 shades craze. In fact, I'm rather tired of hearing about it referenced all the time. It's becoming too Twilighty and while I think it's fantastic that this author has become so popular and received so many opportunities, the premise of the books are not my thing. To each his own.
It's amazing all of the things that have come from Twilight. I read the books but never watched past the first movie. It's a little angsty for me. Talk about pressure for an author to follow their own shadow. I don't think I'd ever want my first series of books to become THAT popular that fast. That's a lot of high expectations to put on an author for any new books. I thought the Hunger Games was a far better series with a much stronger female protagonist, if we're talking YA. I'm not much of a fan of YA books, but I won't turn one away if it's good. Even when I was a young adult, I didn't read young adult. ;-)
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand in other news, I will be buying fish this weekend. Because clearly, sex is a great segue for fish.
I'm not sure why I need to announce this officially on my blog, but I mentioned on my Facebook page that I saved a kitten the other week from certain death. It crawled up in someones tire in front of me at a fast food drive-through and I leapt out to pull it from the tire. Unfortunately, the little stinker wiggled free and ran off. Since then, I've been having kitten fever. I already have a crazy cat so I don't need another. My theory is that a few fish will abate those urges for new life in the house. I'll be sure to post pics. I really don't want another beta because I can only put one in the tank, but my tank is a 5 gallon so I'm not sure that it leaves me with many options.