Today I have Lindsay Klug as my guest. Like me, she's a Silver Publishing author. She's also one of my fellow Silver Flashers.
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. - E.L. Doctorow
Sometimes, when I sit down to write I get hit with a thought. If I wasn’t writing, would these voices in my head become multiple personalities? It’s times like these I sit back and examine the characters floating around, waiting for their story to be told.
The first one is Delila. She’s the focus of my first release ever, The Life And Times of Delila. A vampire telling her story, Delila is level headed, cool and collected, and vicious when she needs to be. All in all, she’s quite welcome in my mind, as she’s probably the most stable among the bunch.
Then there’s Abby. She’s a former prostitute rising out of the ashes of the life she escaped from. She’s a little insecure, a little angry, and a lot sassy. I like her, and her book is coming this summer. She’s not someone I’ll be revisiting, though. She has quite a few issues, and her life was hard to pen. I hope she’s satisfied with what I did to her story.
There’s Sam. She’s one hard line chick. Her attitude is fierce, and actions fiercer. She’s not afraid to say what’s on her mind to whoever happens to be standing around, and that includes the biker gang who’s harassing her. Sam exhausts me, but her story isn’t done yet.
And Beth. She’s a counselor for drug addicts, and is trying to rehabilitate her sister as well. But the drug dealer has his eye on Beth and she’s trying to figure out why at this point in her story. Since I write from the hip, as it’s called, I have no idea what’s going to happen next. Beth is calm and even tempered, and a little quirky, but she’s emotionally volatile.
Now, the most recent character to pop into my head is named Jonah. He’s…well, he’s an asshole, to put it bluntly. I mean, the more I get to know him, the better he is. He’s loyal to his friends, and he takes up for people who can’t help themselves. But man, sakes alive. His internal thoughts are killing me. He’s already told me I’m going to hate him later in the story.
But really, now. Before I can hate him, I have to love him. And can we ever love a personality we despise? Or do I sound completely insane right now?
Ah, well. Insanity is the mark of the business, or so I hear. I wouldn’t know. The voices in my head just tell me to keep on writing. ;)
Here’s some info about Delila:
Delila has roamed the Earth for over one thousand years with her maker, Alaric. She has everything a vampire could want: Beauty, brains, a booming business, and an ability to read human emotions.
When a werewolf makes an imprint in her life, Delila feels she may have finally found the soul mate she has been seeking. But when everything goes terribly wrong Delila finds herself in the middle of a war, torn between two forces, and burdened with a young half breed child to protect.
Buy link: http://amzn.to/gZmnf1
For more information, including an excerpt and a small story written by Delila, head on over to http://lindsaysbooks.webs.com. You can also catch me at www.ichbineinteufel.blogspot.com, www.twitter.com/infidelqueen, and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for having me, Pender!
You're welcome Lindsay. I'm looking forward to reading about Jonah. :)