Today, I was asked how I make my characters have such unique personalities. Their take on the subject was, I’ve created these ‘people’ in my mind, a forty-something, wife and mother of two–mind, so how can I write a from the point of view of a twenty-something accurately? After I thanked them profusely for telling me I succeeded in that goal, I was pretty much stumped on how to reply.
In my mind, the characters are real. Do they walk the streets, hold down actual jobs and scene at the kink club DiscipliNations? No, I haven’t slipped that far 🙂 However, the ‘people’ in my story come to me with distinct personalities. It’s my job to write in such a way that my readers get to know them and see them as real people too.
The first two books in the Desired Discipline series, Bondage Anniversary and Bondage Celebration are available January 3rd and February 14th of 2014. I hope you choose to read them and let me know what you think.
Life decided to rear its ugly head this weekend. Our well went on strike and stopped pumping water. As soon as we handled that crisis, our hot water tank died. On top of that mess, and I do mean mess, I got sick. For the last forty-eight hours, I’ve barely been out of bed and not for any fun reasons either 😦
As you can imagine, money has flown out of my pockets for all the repairs and the doctor visit, getting sick sucked, yet what I regretted most was I hadn’t been able to work on my story. I’ve never had a job that I didn’t enjoy time away from. It was a shocker to feel the need to write, to miss not sitting in front of the computer for hours and hours putting the story together.
It made me realize I was part of that very small minority that actually loved their job. How cool is that? I guess it was a good weekend after all.
I quit my ‘day job’ today. I’ve never done such an irresponsible thing in my life. Damn it feels good. I wonder if the female character in my third book, Amanda, is rubbing off on me. 🙂 She would definitely pull an impulsive and capricious stunt like the one I just did. I must say, it is much better suited to a 22 year old than someone at my stage in life. I hope Amanda’s other personality traits remain unique to her – I have enough bad habits of my own without adding hers to my list…