This week’s blog hop posts focus on character sketches.
Creating a protagonist who shares many of my character qualities, interests, and aspirations would be fairly easy.
However, of late, I’ve realized I want to expand my horizons.
So, here are some of the ideas I’m tossing around.
My main character, Becca (I think), is a woman in her late 20s. She is an art gallery owner who showcases works by up and coming artists. She dresses conservatively with splash of colour.
Becca is one-quarter African American or First Nations with a few tell-tale features (hair, eyes, and skin tone). She is attractive and fit, though not “skinny.”
She left her small hometown after a personal tragedy that left her using a cane. She worked during the day and took courses to earn her art degree via correspondence and at night school.
Shortly after arriving in the city (yet to be determined), she gave her mother an ultimatum. Since then, they have been estranged.
Church leaders supported the individual who caused her tragedy, causing Becca to leave her faith behind when she moved.
Because of her schedule, Becca has very little time for a social life (other than business functions). Her associate at the gallery is a young, edgy art student. She set her boss up on a date that went very well.
At the end of Chapter 1, Becca gets a phone call that threatens to upset every aspect of her life.
I have an interest in art and fitness, but that’s pretty much where the similarities with my protagonist end.
As I mentioned, these are ideas I’m tossing around. As anyone who writes fiction realizes, plans change along the way – sometimes drastically.
To read more character sketches, start here:
I plan to write several blog posts and one research paper this week. I got a number written last week, though not quite as many as I’d planned.
I also want to work on the novel mentioned above.
I received a revised proposal from a client today, which I plan to look over Tuesday.
I did some market research last week but didn’t submit any picture book manuscripts. Therefore, I want to submit at least two to agents or publishers this week.
I finished reading Shades of Truth and am trying to decide which novel to read next.
I hope to read at least 100 pages of required reading for my pregnancy fitness educator certification this week.
I have begun The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children and will be poking along with that.
I plan to read through Ephesians once a week, while our pastors preach through the epistle.
After pulling a muscle, my plans for daily cardio got put on hold. I think I’ll back off to a 15 minute per day (Tuesday through Saturday) commitment this week.
I also plan to do two full-body workouts, another thing that didn’t happen last week.