It was really all about writing last week. I have been debating whether to release any excerpts from my WIP from Junowrimo. But, it just isn’t ready yet. Or, to be honest, I am not ready,yet. However, to avoid being labeled a big tease, I will give you a little insight into my first novel.
Tentative Title: I’m Coming Home
Main Character’s Loves and Hates:
Sydney Smith (I know, I really need to change her name. This isn’t an autobiography. May change it to Emilynn) – More on her description later.
Loves: writing, traveling, tattoos, mexican food and days where no one telling her what to do or asking her to do stuff for them.
Hates: Negative people and people who make statements about people that sound like a compliment, but are actual an insult. Ex: When Sydney ask her boss, Linda what she thinks for the new guy she meets, Linda said, “John is really friendly, he flirts with everyone.”
John Alexander Osha, IV – think of Bryan Greenberg’s character in Prime mixed with Jude Law charm (without the English accent)
Loves: computers, playing golf, watching basketball, hip hop and cute girls with tattoos
Hates: Girls who don’t realize how amazing they are and people who have an over exaggerated sense of themselves.
Linda Ryder – Picture a mix of Chris Everett Lloyd’s athleticism on Kim Zolciak from Real House Wives of Atlanta body. Fake hair included.
Loves: expensive stuff, young men, and being famous
Hates: Buying things on sale, procratination in others (has no issue doing it herself), and people who don’t give her credit.
Trina Watson – Picture your best friend who always tells you the truth.
Loves: her cousin, telling the truth and alcohol which she can’t have because she is 5 months pregnant.
Hates: Sydney’s boss, Linda
Alex James Ryder – good looking guy who doesn’t think he is (don’t you hate those types). A voice of reason; clean cut golf pro type. Addias golf shirt and pants by day. T-shirts and cargo shorts by night.
Likes: teaching golf, playing golf, talking about golf, watching golf, his friends and the F – word
Hates: people who are dishonest and people who take life too seriously
Setting: New Orleans, Louisiana – specifically at a golf course and in several locations in the French Quarter
Genre: I have no idea. I do know it is not science fiction or horror. Two people fall in love in the midsts of some funny situations and someone doesn’t want them to be together. You tell me?
Ok, that is all that I am authorized to reveal at this time. Maybe more next week.
Writer Wednesday Blog Hop
I decided to base a short story on my novel for Writer Wednesday Blog Hop that I may or may not incorporate into the story. I received some great comments in regards to that story that I want to share.Nicole had this to say – “Great post!!! And God I could relate. To the feeling she had about wanting to feel special to the early morning walk. I loved it!! Anna said, “Your story gives me such a good feeling, almost like something beautiful is about to happen. And of course, something does… I think I would love to read your novel if this is just an excerpt from it:)” *I told Anna, she gets the first copy. Check out Carrie and Anna‘s take on the same photo prompt.
Thanks so much for the great feed back.
I wanted to say thank you to my new followers as well. Go check out their sites, there is some great stuff out there in the blogesphere – the first time I have used that word.Jenny Falls Lime Bird Beth MAN VS BOOKS CLUB The Phantom M-pire Chrissy50 Robert Medak Wendy Lu Ross Gale Talin or Fali The Phantom Child Heaven for Earth Maggie Mae Texan as Kitchen Sysiphus47
This Week’s ScheduleMonday – My Interview with JuNoWriMo host and participant – Anna Howard Tuesday – Movie Quotes Wednesday – Writer Wednesday Blog Hop Friday – General Blog Post Sunday – My Weekly Update
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3 thoughts on “My Weekly Update – Just Write!”
It’s awesome that you’ve listed out your characters and you know them so well. I usually figure this stuff out as I go along. For the most part, I don’t write out a “rules list” for each one like this… although the “stuff” is in my head.
Great idea to write it all down.
Hey Jennifer. Thanks. I have to write and plan out everything or I forget. My short term and long term memory have issues. But, none of this is set in stone. If something changes when I get into it, I am open to change it. Like my MC’s description. I can’t figure out what she looks likes, just yet. It changes all the time. Actually the only clear character in my mind is John because so much of the story early on called me to solidify his likes and dislikes. I love writing about him and picturing Bryan Greenberg. He is adorable.
That’s great! Good luck with it!