Thanks for a great week!
Thanks so much to all of you who’ve hung out with me all week. It’s been so much fun, and a great way to prolong the high from my trip. I wish I had a prize for every one of you.
Aside from that great day at Avon, the best thing about my trip was just feeling like a writer in New York – sitting in the cafe of the hotel, scribbling outlines in my notebook for Goddess of Beauty, and knowing that, published or not … by vocation, I’m a writer! I couldn’t say that about myself six months ago, but now – when someone I meet asks me what I do, I tell them I’m a writer. It’s a lifelong dream for me to be able to say that and mean it. And it wouldn’t have been possible without FanLit, and without all of you. So thank you, so much.
What about you? When people ask what you do, do you tell them about your writing?
And now, it’s time for me to knuckle down and start working on my next book. Between the trip and the queries and submissions I’ve been sending out for GOTH, I’ve gotten nothing done on it, and I’m itching to start.
A while back, I asked you for celebrity inspiration for my new hero and heroine. Here’s what I’m working off of now for the hero. Looks-wise – a scruffy Hugh Jackman – oh, yum. (Did I mention this book takes place at sea, and people spend a lot of time wet?) I picked Hugh as inspiration, because … well, doesn’t the picture say it all?
But also because he makes such a nice matched set with the inspiration for Gray’s half-brother, Josiah (Joss). Yep, that’s Andrew Dan Jumbo from While You Were Out, and yep, Gray’s half-brother is half black.
But Gray’s personality has a healthy dose of Lost’s Sawyer.
I’m posting them here for my inspiration and hopefully your enjoyment! This book will be sooooo much fun to write.