By nature, I have a very visual mind. I need to see things to fully understand them. This can be a bit of a problem when it comes to my main characters. I know all their flaws, likes, dislikes, etc. Why they are the way they are; but I don’t feel truly connected until I can see them. This little dilemma has been solved through an online character generator at Autodesk. So without further ado, allow me to introduce you to my version of Siobhan Flannery the MC of Golden Opportunity.
That’s right, my MC is curvy and older (44 when the book opens). She looks pretty good for a slightly past middle age woman doesn’t she?
Now on to Siobhan’s best friend from childhood. Charlie is her Witchy BFF. They’ve been through a lot over the years and remain best friends.
It’s the boys’ turn. First up, the Dragon in human form, Siobhan’s grumpy, mostly mono-syllabic partner, Donal. I think he looks really good at his advanced age of one thousand years.
Last, but certainly not least, is my favorite subject to torture with suburban nightmares. He accuses Siobhan of being a racist at least once a day. He’s the eighteen inch tall ladies man of the supernatural world … Norman.
My sister and I though he looked a little like a California surfer type. I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my characters for the first time, let me know what you think.
V. L. Cooke
P.S. No, I don’t know where Norman buys his clothes. He keeps that tidbit of information really close to his vest.
It’s almost that time of year again … that’s right ladies and gentlemen Camp NaNoWriMo July 2016 is just around the corner (Yes, I know it’s two weeks away)! For those who don’t know me well, I’m a huge believer in the work that NaNoWriMo does to promote creativity and writing throughout the year to people of all ages. This will be my third NaNo event in the last year, and I’m going for the triple crown in wins.
Last time I wrote 75,000 words of Golden Opportunity and this time I’m hoping to write 75,000 words of book two in the Custodian of the Golden Assembly series, Golden Seas. Also like last time, I am including the link for donations to the parent organization of NaNoWriMo, this is the only time I will post the link because I hate when people jam feeds with requests for money. My goal is $300 to match the money I have already donated. I have posted a few rewards and if you’re interested that would be awesome. If you’re not interested, I’m okay with that too. I truly believe that everyone should try to complete NaNo at least one time in their life to have a better understanding of how difficult writing can be.
On a completely unrelated note, I’ve been considering starting a forum or Facebook group to connect writers with beta readers or swap partners and to help new betas and authors understand how the process works. I’d love some input from you guys to see if you think it’s worth it or a total waste of time. Send me a comment and let me know what you think.
I look forward to seeing you all there, be sure to drop me a line and say hi. I love meeting new people and would really enjoy knowing that I have a little cheering section of my own. My name on the Camp NaNoWriMo forums is beansidhe1968 and I really hope to see you all there.
V. L. Cooke