I don't know about other writers, but I find that, after I type THE END a la Joan Wilder (The Joan Wilder), I don't really think about my characters much. While they've "spoken" to me--and through me--during the drafting and revision process, once I've told their story the best way I know how, it's over for me. I don't revisit them or think about them much.
I must confess: sometimes, I have to go back and re-read my notes to remember, six months later, what their names are. (SORRY IF THAT KILLS THE MAGIC FOR YOU, BELOVED READERS.)
Which is to say, all of this made the prospect of agreeing to this Valentine's Rewind hop...a challenge. Until I remembered Kenna Madison, the much-maligned vapid heiress to a vast pencil fortune in ONE WEEK IN HAWAII. What made it even more challenging? The story came to me in first person. (That...never happens.)Read More
More happy love! more happy, happy love!
For ever warm and still to be enjoy'd,
For ever panting, and for ever young;
All breathing human passion far above,
That leaves a heart high-sorrowful and cloy'd,
A burning forehead, and a parching tongue.
What we've got here, folks, (aside from an excerpt of a Keats' poem) is a humdinger of a blog hop.
As one of our fierce organizers Tam-Tam puts it: "From February 8th through 12th, we'll be sharing original pieces revisiting characters from old stories. Which characters? You won't know until you read! It could be a deleted scene you never thought you'd get to see. A sex scene in a different character's POV. A where-are-they-now vignette, or even secondary characters who never got their chance to bang...er, have a happily ever after."
Get excited. Get really excited. My story will go live February 11th (<-- my link (and the website links below) won't work until date of story) but check out the rest of the awesome lineup!
Rebecca Grace Allen
Teresa Noelle Roberts
Thank you Tamsen Parker and Rebecca Grace Allen for putting together this fun hop--look for a BIG OL giveaway to happen, too!