“I think that possibly maybe I'm falling for you. Yes There's a chance that I've fallen quite hard over you”
You must have heard that line before. It’s part of the song Falling In Love At A Coffee Shop by Landon Pigg. There is something about it that makes one smile and feel warm all over. At least, I do. If I am going to describe how I feel about my new character Bors (second Knight in my Knight Brother series), that is how I’ll say it. Plain and simple. I am falling for him! LOL Okay, okay. I know. My husband’s eyebrows arched so high, too, when he read this (he’s my proofreader extraordinaire).
Anyway, what’s this falling all about? I’ve been working on Bors’s story. The bad Knight among the four brothers. He is a great brother, son, tough agent, partial to wearing black boots, curses a lot that his curse jar is always full, quick to apologize to his mother when he’s caught uttering foul words, and a great lover. No, he is not perfect. Not at all. For an agent he has a flaw that makes his family shake their heads in wonder.
When I write about him, my heart beats faster; I can feel him breathe, feel his pain, see him walk, hear him talk. I can see him looking at me with a devilish look in his dark blue eyes. His image is vivid in my head. It’s as if we’ve already met in person. Times like this, I know I am on the right track, that I’m not just finishing a chapter for the sake of finishing it. No, my words are not simply words. They are my emotions, whispers of my heart put into writing.
Like a woman in love composing a love letter to her lover, I am penning a story with a soul.
Have you ever felt like this toward your heroes? How can you tell if your character is flat?
“Love, I want to be the one to fill your house with screaming little Julie look-alikes, I want to be the one to bring you our first tabby cat. I want to be the one you see when you wake up in the morning and before you close your eyes at night. I wanted to be the one. I love you, Julie Strawberry.”