Last month, I did a fun blog post for Thinklings in which I made a list of superlatives* for all our books and their characters. It was so much fun, the Thinklings authors seemed to love it, and I really enjoyed writing it, so I decided to do one for my own book here in my blog!
(That's quite a superlative moon above, isn't it??)
So, without further ado, here are the (extremely random) superlatives I came up with for the characters and chapters/scenes of Hunter’s Moon:
1. Character I most need to apologize to – all the werewolves, really. Although a certain one of them wouldn’t hear it / wouldn’t let me because she disagrees with me.
2. Character I think has the prettiest name – Jocelyn Beaumont. It just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?
3. Character I think has the coolest car – Chandra. I would love to drive a Mazda Miata. I also have to mention Luis; he and my hubby have the same taste in cars: sleek, red, and Japanese. Lol. RIP to our red Toyota, which was killed by a careless plow driver in the February winter storm; we now have a Honda. Yeah, being married to a “car guy” did get me into cars to some extent.
4. Character based most closely on a real person – . . . the one I killed. (Avoiding a spoiler here!) So don’t mess with me, unless you want to become a character in a future book of mine who dies. LOL!!!
5. Character some readers like but I don’t – Timmy. Haha, it’s a rather funny phenomenon, and yet it confuses me. Who likes bullies and why? Maybe y’all were never bullied? Even if he’s a rather wimpy one, and he’s fictional, still . . . Okay, maybe I like him just a little bit, if only because he’s ridiculous and that can be fun to write. ;P
6. Character some readers dislike but I like – Sheila. She may be a little crass and insensitive, but she’s the character I can always give a funny line to, when tension needs breaking. She’ll hopefully grow on you in Book 2 (which, yes, is coming along; I’m quite far into it and making steady progress now that I’ve gotten my 2020 stress/depression/anxiety issues under control – pray that it stays that way!).
7. Character sharing a name with a Thinklings author – Dr. Ayers, one of Melanie’s professors. LOL, this was before I knew Jeff Ayers (author of Skate the Thief) existed; at the time I was writing the chapter with that professor in it, I needed to come up with a name for him quickly so I could move along, and so I “borrowed” the last name of the author of the book I was currently proofreading. And it was another Ayers.
8. Chapter that my editor says is the most improved – chapter 11. I initially sucked at writing the part with the car “chase” (not a high-speed one) until she gave me a couple of pointers, including a movie I should watch for ideas. Thanks, Deborah! :)
9. Chapter that I wrote the most quickly – chapter 18. It only took a couple days, which is phenomenal for me! Of course, it’s not the longest chapter, lol. But even the scene at the end was easier to write than I thought it would be, and it flew right out of my fingertips on the keyboard.
10. Scene that was initially cut, but I successfully resurrected – the one with Joelle in the diner. I made it move the plot along and show character development. I like Joelle and didn’t want her chopped out!
11. Character I’m going to kill in the next book – Haha, you think I’d spoil that?? ;P
Hope you enjoyed this silly/snarky post! Any comments, questions, funny additions? Leave ’em in the comments!
*Did your high school yearbook include a superlatives feature? You know, nominating students for best hair, class clown, cutest couple, etc. I suppose not all of these are a “most/best” (like 5–7, 10, 11) but you get the idea.
Sarah Awa lives in Ohio with two hairy guys and writes books about werewolves.