It’s taken a lot of work and editing and revising (about a gajillion and four times), but it’s done.
Eyes of Light was fun to write. To read more about it, you can click on My Books to see a summary of it, links to both printed and digital versions, etc. But for this post, I wanted to share a few pictures that go with scenes from my story.
On my 100thPost, I have a picture of the painting the ‘real’ Suvi painted, which was the catalyst for my story. Suvi was social, talkative, and super bubbly. I liked her a lot, which is why I didn’t send her on her way when she came door-to-door selling her paintings. I formed my book’s main character with her in mind.
My fictional Suvi is from Haifa, Israel, but was brought to the States at age 14 by her father and left with her aunt and uncle on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle, Washington. Here are some photos of the Seattle skyline and Bainbridge Island from the ferry, and a close up of Bainbridge Island.
Austan is another main character in the book. He’s Hispanic and is an excellent soccer player; he’s also the ultimate actor with many secrets. These pictures are silly, but I love soccer and it gives you an idea of what it’s like to play, and what an indoor game can be like—ick, except that the weather is under control.
James Hinton is the last character. He’s a missionary in Guatemala and is based off my little brother, who served a mission there for two years. I tease that James is exactly like my brother—except cool! Here are a couple photos I grabbed from my brother and Wikipedia.
Characters are so fun to get to know as an author. I get so involved in their lives, in fact, that I have several notebooks and deleted chapters sitting in a file for my own satisfaction. I have to KNOW what happens to my characters, what experiences formed them, and stuff like that. That’s why I like WRITING! With my own characters, I find out so much more than I do from a normal book. I know the back story and a lot of the future after the story ends. It’s exhilarating!
I have more pictures to post later, but don’t want to wear you out! If you’re interested in reading my book, I’m giving my readers a DISCOUNT of 30% off the printed version (which puts the price just under $10). Enter this code J2QQPHSU when you check out at my CreateSpace estore (not Amazon). This code expires May 31, 2012. The ebook is available as well for $2.99. Have a great week!