I'm sticking with the theme: Baby.
What is a baby barge? I hear you ask.
It is a wreck just down from Hawaii Kai in Maunalua Bay. About seventy feet deep. I love diving here. The barge is a newer wreck but almost encrusted with coral and other growth. A ton of turtles. A flock of fish. A surfeit of ...sharks?!
Well there are a couple of white tips hanging out under the ledge where the barge rests on the ocean floor.
This is why I love diving here.
You never know what you will get.
My characters take me along for the ride. I just tell them the destination. They plan the route.
7:30 am and 69 degrees.
I was so busy yesterday that I couldn't post. Between my editor and agent I felt like I was in a taffy pull...and I was the taffy.
It's all good.
I learned where those readers' guides in the back of books come from...THE AUTHOR!! SURPRISE!!
I have more questions to answer. I will give you an example:
"Which character do you most identify with and why?"
That's a good one. I thought about it and discovered it was not my main character.
It was a flawed, tender secondary character. One I neatly ki...wait...I'm not going to give it away.
I thought about all the books I read. Maybe I can gain more insight into who I am and facets of my writing if I think about this.
For example in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD I identified with Boo.
In A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY I identified with Owen, but not the narrator.
I go for the flawed...
How about you?
Who do you go for?
What character do you identify with?