Monday, March 27, 2017

My First Beautiful People post!



Hello all, 

Honestly, I'm at that time of year in which I want to say screw it and go on an adventure (or start Season 3 of When Calls the Heart, I don't know.....) 

In some sort of conspiracy, things have been slow in my outside world. I know that won't last, so I'm taking my opportunity to relax in this calm before the storm (i.e. finals, graduation, start of a new summer job.....)

In this quiet, my muse has been really cantakerous. I've been bouncing between several projects, including a new short story that I hope to post soon. I also hit a slight slump in this blog as I work on some posts for Frugally Fancy. So...I started exploring other blogs to see what other writers were up to. 

And that's when I found this "blog meme" called Beautiful People for Writers. This month's looked really cool, so I decided I wanted to try it. 

The character I chose is one from a fantasy story that I'm in the middle of writing called Caoimhe. This story isn't even close to done.....I've only got the basic plot and the characters really figured out. I just need the motivation to actually sit down and write it all out....

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Meet Gail Duncan



What’s their favorite book/movie/play/etc.?

Well.....she never was one for books. Or the theater. Movies are a different story. So far, she hasn't gotten off her Marvel kick yet, so her favorite movie right now is Captain America : Winter Soldier. Though she's game to see any contemporary sci-fi movie. 

Is there anything they regret doing?

Not yet.......

If they were sick or wounded, who would take care of them and how?

Gail is a really bad patient....like really bad. The best shot of getting through to her is to have her best friend Maeve Carwyn complain to her all the time. Otherwise, it will take an army to hold her into her bed and feed her.

Is there an object they can’t bear to part with and why?

YES….she calls it her glitter-bug.
It's her entire social life. She's literally attached to it. Like almost every other person under 30.
Yeah….it's her phone.

What are 5 ways to win their heart (or friendship)?

1. Give clear instructions down to the letter. She can't stand it when she knows nothing and everyone assumes she knows everything. 
2. Be mindful where you touch her. Shoulders are the best call. 
3. Include her in the loop, always. She loves to know what going on the minute of. 
4. Give her choices. She doesn't like to hand over the reins that easily. 
5. Encourage her....a lot. Guaranteed rocket boost to performance.   

Describe a typical outfit for them from top to bottom.

Loose t-shirt, capri pants, strappy heels if she can get away with them. Not one for flats, is she. 

What’s their favorite type of weather?

Windy. She prefers a warm but strong wind. Doesn't like rain that much. 

What’s the worst fight they’ve ever been in?

Typically, she doesn't fight unless she's cornered. She prefers to sulk first. Though lately, her fights have taken a more bitter edge with them as time goes on...

What names or nicknames have they been called throughout their life?

Well....Gail is really a nickname for Abigail. Though lately, her father has been calling her tipsy-tot. *evil laugh*

What makes their heart feel alive?

Her heart is a heart of a warrior. Hearing war drums, and military music really gets her going. Riding her horse also makes her fly high. 


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And there you have it! 

And here....if you are interested, is a snippet from Caoimhe. 

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Gail could only attribute puppet strings to the fact that she could even get into the door when she arrived home at 11:30 pm. She had a splitting headache, which she couldn't figure out the cause. After all, the police only came by the party twice because of the noise! Was it the 5 Long Island Ice Teas that she drank upside down to claim Jerry from Bianca? Nah, had to have been the 3 hours of video games. Which was good, because that could be easily cured with a couple of Advil.

Mindlessly, Gail started for the kitchen as she not only changed songs on her iPod, but checked her phone for text and Facebook messages and pulled up a sci-fi book on her Kindle. Suddenly, she was sucked down into the carpet by a thing with ten legs….or was it a bag with a picture of a poufy plastic bag fort-like thing?

Must have been the iced tea. She didn't remember her parents owning such an object.
Gail disentangled herself from fort-like thing, and proceeded to crash headlong into some metal boxes. Gail groaned. Where were these monsters coming from?

“Oh, you're FINALLY home!”

Gail's right hand started twitching from fear as she looked up into her father's icy stare. This could not be good. Alan Duncan never stayed up past 9:30 pm, on account of the fact that he had to be at work at 5 in the morning.

“Let me guess, I'm groun...ded…right?” Gail wearily cleared herself from the metal boxes, and slouched her way up to a sitting position.

“Um, yes, that can be safely assumed, among other things.” He nodded briskly a few times in a knowing attitude, and continued. “Your mother will appreciate your help in packing tomorrow.”

“Packing? That means...va...ca…tion, right?” Gail felt accomplished that she managed a three-syllable word in her state.

Her father raised an eyebrow. “Why don't you find out tomorrow? Right now, I think that tipsy-tot needs some sleep.”

“Aw Dad, I'm not….that….tipsy…...” Gail stopped, realizing that she had given herself away, and gave up in defeat as her father half-dragged her to her room.

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Enjoy the spring weather! 

Catherine

1 comment:

  1. This sounds so cool! I can't wait to see if post any more snippets!

    -Lia
    catholicgirlstuff.blogspot.com

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