Characters and Resonance

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I think there’s going to be more to my Colors That Bind trilogy than just the three starting books. I’ve written a few short stories about these characters and sent them in for publication. One was published. However, I mean, I feel that there’s going to be more than even that. I’ve been getting ideas for the stories of some of the children of the characters that I fell in love with in this series to start with.

However, with two books to go on the trilogy I’m trying to focus on them. I have ideas for both. I still haven’t gotten any progress or updates from my old dying laptop if my story was salvageable, at all. I really do hope so. It would suck to have to start from scratch all over again and lose all my progress on the second book. Especially with my brain brimming with the ideas of Calliope’s children who wouldn’t come into play until well after the trilogy is over. 

I’m pretty excited. My book is due out in October. However, there still seems like there is so much work to be done. I’m trying to keep afloat and remember what needs done and when. Amethyst Epiphany is a beautiful book, in my humble opinion, and I can’t wait to share all of it’s beauty and lessons with you. I can only hope that the characters mean as much to the readers as they do me.

What are some of the qualities of the characters you’ve connected with?

I’ve always felt the deepest resonance with the eccentric, outcasts of stories. I seem to know their agonies and their shy, anti-social tendencies along with the beauty of the craft that they pour their heart and passion into. 

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Unforgettable Characters

Well, this week I dropped off my old laptop at my grandmother’s neighbor. It is the computer Amethyst Epiphany and the first eight chapters of Crimson Betrayal (which I’m thinking of renaming Crimson Desire) on it. It’s a fairly old computer – I’ve had it since my college days and I graduated five years ago. I’m hoping that he can salvage my story from the computer that is far past kaput. I know it should be somewhere on the hardrive, so hopefully he can take the start of the sequel and put it on a flash drive or cd for me so I can upload it onto this computer and keep working on it. That would be ideal. 

No idea how long that will take. 

I’m fairly excited about Amethyst Epiphany. There’s still a lot of work to do marketing wise, but I’m confident I can do it. Just have to brace myself for unforeseen complications and come up with solutions to problems. 

But I know Calliope and company are more than ready to make their arrival into this world. I hope that you’ll all enjoy them as much as I do.

This story is very emotional driven and character driven with lots of magic and lessons along the way. I have so many ideas for the sequels that I hope that I get to work on them very soon. I have more ideas for the third book than the second, but I remind myself that I must finish the second first. 

It was funny when I was first working on this I hadn’t expected it to be a trilogy. But the characters have minds of their own and insisted their story could not be told in one book, and after writing the first book, I quite agree. I fell in love with each and everyone of them along the way. Even the villains hold a place in my heart, not as big a place as the heroes though, because evil people are icky. Ha ha.

Have you ever read stories of characters that just couldn’t leave you? What made them so unforgettable?