Cast of Players


I’ve been mulling over the vampire novel, and decided I need another character, another foil. It just wasn’t working with the characters already in there, I need more people. So, I’m expanding the cast by at least one, possibly more later.

You know what this means, right? MASSIVE re-write coming. Got some ass-kicking to do with these people. I think I’ve finally got a way to force Anne-Marie to shape up, in more ways than one. I’ve already got two picks for a name for this new character, not sure which one I’ll go with yet. And the way I go, neither one will last long anyway.

So, I’m going to party with my vampires this weekend and see where we end up. In the meantime:

And yes, that is my terrible handwriting.

Isn’t that the best sticky-note EVAR?

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12 thoughts on “Cast of Players

  1. OOh, I’m intrigued. Is the new character male or female? Vampire or civilian? American or European?

    I recognized your handwriting right away, from our pre-digital days. Somehow it made me nostaligic.

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  2. Well, it’s still in flux. Ok, truth is, I don’t like to get too specific about characters that I’m still working up/over/on/whatever. At the moment I’m thinking female vamp, but haven’t gotten as far as thinking about nationality yet. I’ve roughed out a couple scenes, but not sure where I want to drop them in yet, or how I’m going to work this character in even.

    Re: handwriting, I was considering doing a post handwritten, and scanning it in. Not sure everyone will be able to read my chicken scratches though.

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  3. I’m intrigued too, DD. And try not to stress about revisions. I’ve never regretted any R that I ever did. The hard work always ends up being so worth it! So have fun with it. Embrace all the possiblities…:)

    My handwriting is so bad that i could leave my diary open in the midst of Times Square and not have to worry about anyone being able to read it.

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    1. MIne’s kind of an acquired taste – some people find it frightening, but I have also had perfect strangers stop to tell me how pretty it is. Now my writing on the chalkboard is another story – I’m a lefty and I can’t ever get a proper angle.

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  4. I’m sure any revisions I make will only improve it 😉 It does seem a bit daunting to make major structural changes to the storyline at this point, however.

    I could never write on chalkboards legibly in school. My cursive writing is better than my hastily printed note above, I actually had someone once ask me if I was a teacher because he thought it was so neat! Whatever. I’m so used to it, I don’t really think too much about it. It reminds of that old saying: “My face, I don’t mind it/ For I am behind it / It’s others who’ll get the start!”

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  5. I can definitely see a scene with all the vampires taking a break drinking Margaritas… if only they could do it in the sun on the beach, but a moonlit beach sounds just as good!

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  6. Haha, margaritas by moonlight. I like it! 🙂 At least get them all together for a cast meeting to discuss everyone’s roles. Margaritas in the boardroom? Why not!

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  7. Hi DD, I would be interested to know about your new character when times come:) About your handwriting it is not bad at all if I can read it and not scratching my head to try to figure it out.

    Do you have a Margarita on ice for me 🙂

    P.S. nice banner. The first time I seen it I thought how peaceful it made me feel. (I know it is only temporary).

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  8. Hehe, one margarita coming right up 😉

    Not sure how long I’ll have that header image up, you know how I like to change things, but I’m really liking it right now.

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