Monday, September 26, 2011
Since I began writing HYMN TO THE FALLEN (ANGELFIRE #3) I have been listening to Within Temptation's 2011 album The Unforgiving just about nonstop. In fact, I can't stop. It's been on repeat for months as I write. I'm a huge WT fan and this album seems to reflect my very favorite kind of heroine to write about: vengeful and merciless.
The song Shot in the Dark is my current Ellie theme song I've been playing over and over as she kicks mass amounts of demonic reaper ass through this book. Only a handful of people have read WINGS OF THE WICKED, know what happens in that book, and understand what I mean by it being so much darker than ANGELFIRE was. I've been surprised to find, as HYMN unfolds in the first drafting process, how it's even darker than WINGS.
So here you go, enjoy listening to an awesome rockin' tune.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Ellie meets a lot of new angelic and demonic reapers on her adventure, and they need names! I need two female names and two male names. It'll work like this: You guys submit up to 5 names to me by commenting to this blog post. For your very favorite of the names you're submitting, you will need to explain to me 50 words or less why I should pick that name. I will look over all of the names suggested and pick the ones which will work best for the characters. The winners will be posted here at 10pm EST next Sunday, October 2, and the name suggesters will be thanked in the acknowledgements of Hymn!
Again, I need two female names and two male names for reapers who appear in Hymn to the Fallen. You may submit up to five names and must provide a 50 word or less explanation of why I should pick your favorite name from the names you suggest.
Here some hints for what I'm looking for: the reapers are immortal and generally the ones Ellie meets are centuries old. I need names that are ancient in origin, somewhat unusual, but not terribly difficult to pronounce. I try not to use super hard to say names for my characters as not to confuse readers.
Good luck!! Thanks for participating and I'm excited to see what you come up with! There is no rush to post names as quickly as you can, so you have all week to really come up with some great ideas for me!