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Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday's Muse~Main Character Interest

For every novel I write I like to find pictures of people that look similar to how I picture my main characters. I can't find anyone that resembles my main character for this novel so I found one that resembles her love interest. He's enough to make a sixteen year old sigh don't you think? Things are moving along smoothly with this novel. I'm over 14,000 words into it now so it's starting to feel like it has a bit of substance. It's not quite a NaNoWriMo worthy word count, but it is a solid beginning!

As for reading, this last week I had the chance to really dive into Blood Promise and it has started to pick up, a lot. Now that Dimitri has come back into the picture I can't stop reading! I must admit though, until then it drug a bit. But I love Richelle Mead's writing and I will definitely be buying the next book in the series.

I've fallen in love with the music of Mairead Nesbitt. This week her 3rd Movement song off her CD Raining Up was my music inspiration. It sets the perfect mood for my historical YA fantasy and wow can that lady play the fiddle! What inspired you this week? Have you discovered any new music or books?

12 comments:

  1. This may sound awful, but researching LSD was enlightening for me with respect to my new WIP.
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  2. LOL! Nope, to a fellow writer it doesn't sound aweful at all!

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  3. Dude, you can imagine anything when looking at that picture. Just sayin'.

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  4. 14,000 words is fantastic, Heather. How far do you think you are from Plot Point One? Amazing to me to think in these terms. When I get back to my historical (half written years ago, calling me back now) it will be so interesting to see how I wrote the first half without ever thinking about things like plot points.
    And yes, that boy in your photo is definitely a draw. Is he a Bad Boy? Or does your protag like Good Boys?

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  5. Heather... 16 year old girl? I'm sighing. He is darling! And 14,000 words. You are incredible!!! Pay off will come. Never give up! Never say never. Keep moving forward! I'm so excited for you... the train is rolling full speed now!

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  6. Thanks Linda! I'd say I'm a few chapters away from plot point one. That is the question, which does my main character like? This is the good boy, the bad boy comes in plot point one!

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  7. He is adorable isn't he Karlene?! You know me, always moving forward with that next novel in my sights.

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  8. Sorta wishing I was 16 again. You know?

    Congratulations on your progress. You're doing awesome! And what inspired me this week is the writing of John Green. Amazing.

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  9. I know huh Julie?! Thanks for the congrats. Progress is continuing! John Green, good choice!

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  10. ooh ooh ooh. maybe if i post a pic of him for my own ms i won't find any excuses to sit down and write! thank YOU! christy

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  11. LOL! I know huh Christy, he definitely inspires!

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