J is for JOURNEY…

I just love Journey. I mean the Steve Perry years of course.

And to have it in the AWESOME Vision Quest movie….all the better. 

That movie is up there on my favorites. If I’d had HALF the determination and drive Louden Swain had…Jeez.  Talk about driven. . . 

These kinds of movies totally inspire me. What movies inspire you?

This Writer’s Journey . . .

Writing is a journey, one I truly love and enjoy, but it can sometimes feel rather lonely. Hour after hour, alone, at the computer, pouring your heart and soul into each word. But I’ve learned I’m not alone, in fact, I’ve been blessed to be in contact with some amazing people, both writers and non-writers.

I want to share a bit of that with you. Each week I’ll be spotlighting someone I’ve come in contact with during my journey. Thanks for stepping along side of me—all of you—during this exciting time!

KM Wilsher.

I wasn’t really sure how to start this segment of This Writer’s Journey because I couldn’t figure out what to mention about how she inspires me since she inspires me in so many ways. But here’s my feeble attempt. . .

We met at a local critique group about seven or eight months into my writing journey if I remember correctly. She sat near me and another one of my friends in the group.

And we clicked.

There really isn’t another way to describe it.

She writes fantasy (check out her blog: HERE), and I don’t really read a ton of fantasy, but we decided to start swapping chapters.

She’s got such an elegant style of writing. Her characters are endearing. The worlds she creates are intriguing and beautiful. There’s a bit of her heart and soul in every single word she writes.

KM has a strength about her, too. She hasn’t had the easiest life. All that she endured during her years of addiction and breaking free from it shaped her into a fabulous, loving, and self-less woman. Her smile brightens my day and inspires me to continue on even when the path to publication seems too tough to navigate.

Thank you, KM.

Previous weeks on This Writer’s Journey:  Nicole BaartColeen CobleDiana SharplesMichelle SuttonChristian MilesKendall GreyMichele TrentCari Hawks Foulk.

The Chase for a name. . .

You guys are the best. A while ago (click here for the post) I asked for your help in choosing a name for my hero.

I had a list of potential names, but didn’t know which one I should use. So, I put up a poll for a few days and you guys spoke up.

The name chosen was: CHASE!

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Now, if I could only think of a title….

Just kidding. That’ll come.

I’m deep in the edits of this novel and one of my other ones (Jayden and Trinity’s story). So, once they’re both a little more tightened up, I’ll throw the “Back Cover Blurbs” up here on the blog and see what you all think of some title choices.

If you’re a writer, I’m curious, how do you come up with character names?

The Chase for a name. . .

Okay, take a gander at the list of potential HERO names on white poll in the left sidebar here.

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I know, there are a lot of names to choose from.

Have you voted yet?

If not, please do.

I need a name for the hero of my newest WIP (Work In Progress for the non-writers reading this post.)

The story is so raw right now, I don’t even have a working title, let alone a nice little blurb to tell you about it.

But, the characters are in their early twenties and in college. It’s a paranormal romance so obviously I’m gonna hook these two up (and throw a few obstacles in, ripping them apart–oh, then maybe getting them back together **insert EVIL laugh here**)

So far, Chase is in the lead, and, so far, he’s my favorite choice.

So weigh in, okay? Or maybe you think all of the choices stink. Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from ya!

Maybe soon the story will be polished enough to post a blurb about it–course then I’d need a title. Who knows, you might see another poll up later helping me decide which title I want. **smile**