Thursday, September 30, 2010

Joel Cranston

Today I am going to write a brief note about one of the main characters of my novel THE NEWSTEAD PROJECT.
Introducing: Joel Cranston
       Joel is a sixteen year old overgrown teenager who has never fit in anywhere. When he arrives at Newstead and sees dozens of other six foot something teenagers he thinks he has finally found the place he belongs.  Until he sees that their differences far outway their similarities. Its true, size is not everything. 
        In developing my Joel character I did an indepth study of two Davids, My husband of almost fifteen years and the original, King David. I wanted Joel to be similar to my husband in that Joel is secure in who he is, a witty sense of humor and has very strong morals. With concerns to King David I wanted Joel to be creative (writing poetry), loyal, and able to induce strong emotional responses in others. You either love him or you hate him. There is no middle ground. 
       Joel's character evolves as he meets other main characters, never changing from who he is.  He just becomes more of who he already was.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday already

As promised I am updating my blog every Tuesday for all of my followers (hi mom) .  I am currently working on the second draft of THE NEWSTEAD PROJECT as well as working on the first draft of the second book in that series. It has been a blast getting to know my characters, even if no one gets to know them but me. When I am at work at my day job ( a registered psychiatric nurse) I always tell people, when asked what they should do with their lives: Do the one thing you would do even if you weren't getting paid. So with that thought in mind I continue to write, loving every minute of it. Take care and God bless. See you on thursday, Melanie

Thursday, September 23, 2010