Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Meet Regina

It all started with a silly game on the computer. Lisa Pulliam bit me-and I became a vampire fighting Werewolves in a strange new land. Okay most of the time I was in the graveyard earning gold-but that's not the point.
As a Vampire clan of authors-we all decided to write our stories. What kind of vampires were we? Where did we come from? This way we could say we were writing-even though we were goofing off.
So I became Regina-Reggie the Gypsy. I really got into the story, found an avatar-this pic which is from an artist named Victoria-something {sorry I googled randomly-but I really love it}-got really into it. As I stared at her pic and wrote her story-her theme song played in my head. Interestingly it wasnt NIN or Evanescence-it was Ben Harper-a kind of funky/folky/bluesy artist-and the song was a heart tugging ballad called "She's only happy in the sun" I know she's a vampire-but it seemed to work for her.
I played the game for a bit-the song and Reggie's face haunting me. A few days later I had a dream-Regina was running from someone horrible-a Were-pretty powerful one too. She ran through the snow heading for this pub in England-a sanctuary for Vampires-Haven. I saw her walk in-and I heard the song-and I saw an image of Zander-her hero.
And that is how I began writing a vampire romance-when I swore I never would-and how I got tangled up in this WIP without end.
We get inspiration in many different ways-but this was the first time I was really bugged by a character-and let me just tell you-the Hero's brother Lux is a pain in my rear as well. The ham wants his own story like yesterday.

Anyway-how do you get inspiration for stories/characters etc? And have you ever had a character sit at your bedside singing "I'm Henry the VIII I am" until you gave in and wrote their story?


Blogger Tempest Knight said...

OMG! They got you hooked on the RPing game. Hehehe!

Ah... don't worry. I used to get the best dialogues and storylines from RPing. That was back in the 90s. I was totally hooked. Hehehe!

10:30 PM  
Blogger Crystal Jordan said...

No RPGs! Nooooooooo. And we all have characters we MUST write. Nature of the beast.

And tell Lux to sit down and wait his turn like a good little vampire.

9:00 AM  
Blogger R.G. ALEXANDER said...

Tempest-only for a few weeks-just long enough to meet my heroine.

Crystal-So I'm learning. And I keep telling him-he's just impatient. ;)

10:12 AM  

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