Well I finally finished my rough draft of Soul Extraction and it’s on to edits. I’m so excited about having a finished rough draft but not so much about the edits. LOL!
But that’s not what this blog is about.
My mother read my story and brought to my attention that all she knew about my hero was he had green eyes and dimples. I was shocked and laughed when she said she pictured floating green eyes and dimples. Too funny! I got a real laugh out of that one. After I chastised myself for being so stupid!
Okay not that big of a deal and an easy fix. But here is where the big faux pas starts. Ready? Wait for it…Everyone knows exactly what the evil demon in my book looks like. Yep! There you have it I’m more in love with Nyx the souls sucking demon of Soul Extraction than the hero Craigen. I have no clue when this happened but it did. Maybe it is because Nyx was the character that inspired S E. At least that is what I tell myself. Helps me sleep better at night. Yeah right!
Oh the shame! But I have to admit I don’t feel any shame at all. I really love that evil bastard! His character has just jumped right into my head and refuses to go away. Now I feel the need to redeem him because I just couldn’t kill him off. It actually made me sad to think of him dying. Go figure! I’m not sure how such a vile character has latched on and made me feel there is more to him than the debauchery he has created.
This story started as a short and was only about Nyx. There was no hero or heroine. Just the vile and evil natured but every sexy demon. Maybe I just figured without his character SE would never have existed. I have to give him credit for that at least. I knew what he looked like and the ins and outs of his character before there ever was a hero or heroine. Nyx has left a lasting impression on my brain. He grabbed me and got my attention before Craigen or Lyric ever existed.
My question is am I just crazy or do some of you guys love the villains as well? I don’t mean you love to hate them because we’ve all been there. LOL! But have you ever felt attached to the bad guy in the story? Like he was just misunderstood. Or maybe I’m just nuts! That is very possible. LOL!
Oh and I guess I better show you what Nyx looks like right? That would just be all kinds of wrong not to give you a picture of my inspiration. He looks like the very sexy Jared Leto. He is just bigger...way bigger. These pictures are so Nyx. They catch his cocky personality to a tee.Yummy! Enjoy!
Happy Reading and Writing,