I’ve been kinda distracted for the last six weeks. Going away for work will do that to a person, unfortunately I barely had enough time to sleep let alone write. But I’m ok with that (well maybe without the sleep depravation), I think I needed the time away.
The pockets of spare moments I had allowed me to focus on my characters and what was going to happen next. And, now I’m super excited!
And I can’t wait to introduce you to some of the other voices in my head… Khalida has quickly become one of my favs.
Meet the voices in my head aka the characters I have been chasing for the past few months.
My current WIP is a rollicking adventure set in the not so distant future. I thought I will share some of the inspiration for my main characters and where their search for the ancient artifact leads them. Answer – around the globe…hehehe
Anyone else use Pinterest to look for inspiration ? I love scrolling down my feed and having an AH-HA moment as the vision in my head becomes reality. And I have found I love creating a board for the story, even if it has taken me down many a rabbit hole.
For some fun, I thought I would introduce my main characters.
Name: Dr. Reika Singh.
Status: Citizen (Ex-military)
Current Occupation: Bio Archaeologist
Eye color: Amber
Hair color: Dark Brown with green tips.
Tattoos: She has a sleeve (left arm)
Fact 1: Is a trained Crypto-linguist – specialty is obscure dialects and ancient languages
Fact 2: Can shoot better than Dante
Name: Dante Delacroix
Status: Citizen (Elite)
Current Occupation: CEO Security Firm
Eye color: Green
Hair color: Black
Fact 1: Reika was attached to his unit when he was in the Military.
Fact 2: Has a twin sister, Beatrix, she is set to inherit the family matriarchal business.
Just a quick snapshot of some of the voices in my head.
I have decided to do a getting to know me blog post.
During the day I work in an open plan office dreaming of other worlds and by night I listen to the voices in my head as they let me write their stories.
I live in Australia – hence the weird spelling variations.
I enjoy going on hikes and scuba diving.
I love reading, I devour the classics, science fiction, horror and romance and everything in-between.
Romance books have always held a special place in my heart… generally, I look for kickass heroines and to die for heroes with lots of action.
I watch anime and collect comics – sometimes I think I am trapped in the body of a fifteen-year-old boy.
I have always dreamed about being a writer – unfortunately, I spent most of my life being told it’s not a career and to wait until my retirement.
I once wrote to one of my favourite Romance authors (Sherrilyn Kenyon) and told her she was my writing idol (this was during dial-up days and pre Dark Hunter days) and she told me to keep working on my dream. And I am finally getting to meet her in March 2019.
I once stalked Nalini Singh at a writing conference ( Genrecon 2017) then preceded to tell her how awesome all her books were.
Growing up my favourite fictional couples were Rogue/Gambit (Marvel) and Sailor Moon/Tuxedo Mask (Sailor Moon) – this may explain a few things about me.
My favourite Romance movie is ‘The Crow’ (It’s a tragic love story if you haven’t seen it with a killer soundtrack) and the ‘Proposal’ (Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, need I say more?).
I have a collection of short stories and a manuscript from when I was in my late teens – those characters still come and say hi but I am not at a stage where I am ready to write about them again. But one day I will have the experience and the skill to do them justice.
I have a dog, he is an Australian Kelpie named Rowdy and is very cute but super needy.
I am a writer.
Meet Rowdy – super ball focused.
Where the magic happens…ok I spend a lot of time staring at the wall and its usually not this clean.