I find character names really interesting. I wonder how the author came up w/it, if it just popped into their head, or if they had to search for it, if they changed it from something else, etc. So I thought I'd share some of my character names today (also, I can't come up w/anything more interesting to blog about right now, heh).
Silence- my first character, from the 1st book I wrote. That book is SO bad, but I hope one day to rewrite it. Which, w/everything else waiting in the wings to be written, I'll probably be fifty. Ugh, that's depressing!
Amity- my second character. I love this name! And as the book she's from is one I'm not willing to just let wither in a drawer, I fully plan on rewriting this one too. This book is probably the book of my heart. And I feel like the rewrite I have in mind will make it so much more. Hoping to get around to it next year, we'll see.
Tam- third character. Funny tidbit, I went to a critique meet-up a few years ago, and one of the other ladies in the group also had a main character named Tam, and both our books opened up on our character's birthday! I've since rewritten my beginning, so that is actually no longer true, but neat coincidence at the time.
Flannery- fourth character. Also love this name. She's my mule-loving, carriage-driving character.
Muriel- she's my fifth character. And I will soon be diving into her story as my latest WiP. So excited about this story, guys. I just feel like it has the potential to be awesome-- if I can get it right. Fingers crossed!
Viala- the character from my short story published in the Brave New Girls anthology.
Prina- character from a fairy tale short story adaptation I recently finished.
Lizette- character from a mg sci-fi short story I'm currently working on.
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So those are my main characters. If anyone wants to share some of their character names in the comments, I'd love to read them!
And if you remember, I mentioned last month we were going ice skating w/the kidlet. And he was excited too (kept going around the house saying 'push, push, glide'. No idea where he got that from...okay, I lied, probably cartoons). He did one complete circle around the rink on the kiddie walker. Then had to go potty, so we did that, got back on the ice and half-way around, he decided he was done. Completely, as in not moving at all, and demanding to be held. Argh, kids! So Dad picked him up and skated him back in and that was all. He then ate two cookies and was perfectly happy to go home! (kid after my own heart...)