New Years Resolutions

So, it’s January, and one of my New Years Resolutions was to get back into blogging, so I figure now that my writing commitments are out of the way, I can kill two birds with one stone and get this first post out of the way as well.

A lot has happened since I was last active on here. Four months ago, and then again, one year before that. It’s really crazy how time flies, right?

Books four, five and six of the Eldritch Series are almost complete and I’ve pulled down Books one and two, ready to rewrite and edit and I will finish Book three.

Hopefully I can (re) release them before the end of the year, finances pending, along with Even Angels Fall.

It’s a lot and I’ve fallen prey to over commiting before, so I’m going to take it slow and do it in manageable chucks, so we’ll just have to see.

Writing is happening and that’s what counts.

 

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The Last Six Months…

So… it’s been a busy six months, at least it has in terms of actual writing. I don’t quite know what else happened in my life during those 6 months. LOL. Oh wait… we did go to Queensland for a week around Easter.

But on the writing side of things Dandelions is sitting at just over 61,000 words. Sovereign is somewhere around 25,000 and Even Angels Fall is at 48,000. It’s sequel The Rising Dark is maybe 20,000 words in.

I have a sackful of short stories written and three more will be written in the next six weeks. I am contemplating throwing out a few for publication, but my main priority is getting my novels finished and sent off to my darling beta readers. I think it’s appropriate that there’s only two of them at this stage because I’m not sure when Dandelions will be finished.

I have a few swag items in the works too currently and I know what I’m writing for NaNoWriMo… which is a big thing for me… I even have the title all worked out. But that and the cover are under wraps for now.

Character Profiles : Daughters of Mab

So we continue on… with the Daughters of Mab. Annan, Badb and Macha, respectively.

(Images courtesy of Google. Annan = Helena Bonham Carter,  Badb = Monica Belucci and Macha = Lena Headey.)


 

hbc annanBasics
Full Name: Princess Annan of the Winter Court (Later Queen)
Nickname: None
Race: Fey
Gender: Female
Age: about 50
Birthday: unknown
Place of Birth: Arcadia

Physical Appearance
Height: 5ft
Weight: 52kg
Body Type: Average
Skin: Pale
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black with grey streaks
Scars: none
Tattoos: 1 Werewolf clan mark

Family Relationships
Mother: Mab
Father: Oberon
Siblings:
Mordred (foster brother)
Badb
Macha

Social Relationships
Martial Status: Married, then divorced
Spouse: Patrick Donovan


 

monica belucci badbBasics
Full Name: Princess Badb of the Winter Court
Nickname: None
Race: Fey
Gender: Female
Age: about 40
Birthday: unknown
Place of Birth: Arcadia

Physical Appearance
Height: 5ft
Weight: 50kg
Body Type: Skinny
Skin: Pale
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Scars: none
Tattoos: none

Family Relationships
Mother: Mab
Father: Oberon
Siblings:
Mordred (foster brother)
Annan
Macha


 

lena-headey machaBasics
Full Name: Princess Macha of the Winter Court
Nickname: Em
Race: Fey
Gender: Female
Age: deceased
Birthday: unknown
Place of Birth: Arcadia

Physical Appearance
Height: 5ft
Weight: 52kg
Body Type: Average
Skin: Pale
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Scars: none
Tattoos: none

Family Relationships
Mother: Mab
Father: Oberon
Siblings:
Mordred (foster brother)
Annan
Badb

Social Relationships
Marital Status: Married, then widowed
Spouse: Liam Quinn

 

 

 

Character Profiles : Ash Grayson

 

Continuing with the Character Profiles. Next up… Ash. (image is Travis Fimmel, courtesy of Google)


Travis Fimmel ashBasics
Full Name: Ash Grayson
Nickname: Grayson by Fenris Lowell
Race: Fey
Gender: Male
Age: looks about 30 but is really much older
Birthday: unknown
Place of Birth: Arcadia

Physical Appearance
Height: 6ft5in
Weight:
Body Type: Average
Skin: Pale
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Platinum Blonde
Scars: none
Tattoos: 1

Family Relationships
Mother: Ivy
Father: Reed
Siblings: Willow

Social Relationships
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Scarlett Quinn

 

Character Profiles : Scarlett Quinn

Admittedly, I don’t do this much anymore. There used to be a time – in my teens – where I’d create character profiles for every character.

So I figured while the writing is slow I’d do so for the main characters of Dandelions.

First up… Scarlett.

(image sourced from deviantart)


 

i_d_by_faestock-d5hkgk0Basics
Full Name: Scarlett Em Quinn
Nickname: Red, O’Hara
Race: Fey/Werewolf hybrid
Gender: Female
Age: 15 (at start of story) nearly 20 at the end of series
Birthday: 10 September 2000
Place of Birth: Fairfax, Virginia

Physical Appearance
Height: 4ft8in
Weight: 45kg
Body Type: Skinny
Skin: Pale
Eyes: Golden
Hair: Red
Scars: Iron burns that cover her forearms, back, and legs. A scar along her throat.
Tattoos: 3 birds on the back of her neck.

Family Relationships
Mother: Macha
Biological Father: Dexter Jude Kelly
Stepfather: William James Quinn
Half Siblings:
Atticus William Quinn
Harper Lee Quinn
Holden James Quinn
Rowan Rhett Quinn
Noah Tennyson Kelly
Wyatt Jude Kelly

Social Relationships
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Ash Grayson

 

Inspiration

Well I came across the concept the other day in a book. Go figure. Sadly these days it’s a lost art. All my research is confined to the internet. Or it was until my husband broke his laptop, now we’re sharing.

Anyway, I’m writing a novel called Dandelions and the figure of Badb appeared within the working of it. Nothing new there, a lot of my characters worm their way into my books of their own accord. Anyway, for some reason she decided to appear in the form of a wolf, something, given her fey nature, I thought was inherently odd.

Idiosyncrasies aside I later found out, though said book above, that Badb has been associated from time to time with wolves. So all is not lost.

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