Friday, May 19, 2006

Bye bye baby

I'm a little lost this week. I just had to take down my pictures of my hero and heroine, and to be honest I'm going to miss them. I might not miss them so much if I have to put them all back up again and revise this book again--but you know these two people are a lot of fun to look at, darn it.

I'm not quite ready to work on the next project--I have two proposals I want to write and I need to decide which to work on first. I guess my brain is processing and will let me know when it's ready.

I've been planning out the rest of my YEAR in terms of writing time!!! Good lord how did it get to May already?

So I'm looking for my next hero and heroine. I kind of have some images, but they're not nailed down yet (and no, I don't write S&M :)

At the moment I'm working on making myself a banner and thinking about branding...so I'm going to make a couple of minor changes to the blog again--in the top bit--that is if I can do it without screwing everything else up. You'll be the first to know LOL!!

So adios Eric & Caroline. Ben & Sorsha. Hasta la vista.

20 comments:

  1. Good luck with refilling the well, Toni. You need a break after putting a book to bed. Was it Lawrence Block who said he always feels super emotional after completing one -- wants to cry about everything and just needs to veg for a few days? Guess it happens when you keep that emotional and creative faucet open for such a lengths of time.

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  2. I heard Eric took his picture down of you the other week, so I guess it's time you let go too!!

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  3. I love looking for pics... that's always as much fun as the story

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  4. :D Deb!! His wife made him--what can I say, time to say goodbye :(

    Loreth you're right. Well needs refilled so I'm just playing with plots vaguely in my head and searching out my next hero/heroine and yes Dennie it is good fun :)

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  5. Looking forward to meeting your next characters and reading your next story. Can't wait to hold Sorcha and Ben in my hands either!

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  6. Thanks for putting up a picture for your only guy reader. Ahhhh.

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  7. You gotta quit putting those pictures of Eric up. Again, the text becomes this blob as I focus on the Eric photos. And I get drool on the keyboard.

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  8. I love looking for and creating new characters so much that sometimes I just do it for the heck of it.

    Looking forward to what comes next.

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  9. LOL Scott. She is thoughtful, isn't she?

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  10. It's always interesting to see where writiers get their inspiration for characters.

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  11. On the other hand, look what you've accommplished! And you can always keep Eric in a file and look at him from time to time... :)

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  13. You'll be fine! Although I don't know that I wouldn't leave his pic up just to oogle ;)

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  14. Space is limited for leaving his picture up, plus it would distract me for my next hero. For some reason he wants to be Gerrard Butler? I'm saying, no damn it. You're not--I like Gerry, but he's not who I was thinking...and yet...if I have mixed feelings about him, maybe they just reflect my heroine's mixed feelings? But he keeps niggling me. The only other person from memory is a very young Richard Burton. I'll dig up some images and compare.

    PS. Scott--there are more men out there, just a bit shy :) And I like looking at beautiful women too. Just because.

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  15. I havent experienced that yet. I know once I finish my book it is going to be hard to say goodbye to Sophie and Chase.

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  16. Gerrard Butler looks good to me, Toni :). It's cool to see how other writers approach this. I first need to develop a hero from my imagination, and his looks grow out his character. And then I often find myself looking for movie/tv personalities that further inspire aspects of his/her character. But it's really only when it comes down to cover art stage that I find I must go and look for a pic of someone who closely resmebles my guy in the hopes that I can share my vision with the production department. If I go for the pic first, I have found I am constricted by it. Does anyone else find this?

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  17. I've written the first 3 chapters of this story and had an image but the first guy wasn't right. Colin Firth might fit too, but I need a real ruthlessness to the guy. I need the visual to work with. I guess I am just a highly visual person :)

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  18. I'd be sad to have to leave Eric behind too . . .

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  19. Patrick Dempsey??

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