Friday, June 24, 2011

MC Blogfest -I'm Asking My Main Character A Few Questions

I'm taking part in the MC Blogfest hosted by Elizabeth Mueller today. She asks three questions of our main characters and I'd love to ask my MC character what her answers are. To check it out for yourself, follow the link bellow. 

This is good timing too seeing as last week I posted on character depth as well. :) Ah, don't things seem to work just a little easier in blog world? Okay, let me go grab Allura and ask her these three questions. I'll be right back...

Wait, before I get her, I should let you in on a few idiosyncrasies of hers. First, she isn't human and although she appears to look just like one, she really hates them. In fact, she see's humans as the reason she's forced to live on land and only go for a "swim" under the cover of night. Being that she lives on land, it's important she and her sisters not stick out at their high school so she has even more anger toward humans because she has to pretend to be someone she's not. This is why if you were to see Allura or her sisters in the halls at school and you said "Hi", you would get the cold shoulder coupled with no response and then you'd think they were stuck-up snobs. But she's not.

And, if balancing the tightrope of pretending to be something she's not while proudly clinging to the thing she is isn't difficult enough, she just met David. She can't figure out why (against her better judgment) she's so incredibly drawn to him in an inhuman/human way. Because...her kind destroys men.

Okay, let me go get her.

Blog friends, meet Allura.

Question 1: What is your greatest fear? Ha. You'd think it would be to be found out, but really I'm more afraid of my Aunt's reaction to me being found out. Making them angry would be a mistake. I think I also worry that when it comes time to decide if I want to do the responsible thing and live on land to continue our kind or selfishly live in the sea and never return, I'll make the wrong decision. I know my sisters are counting on me -we're stronger and more protected in numbers- but I really hate being fake all the time. Oh, and there's the David thing, although I'm trying to just trust my instincts on that one. I still don't know if I like him because the urge to hunt and destroy men has blossomed a little earlier in me than my sisters or if, gulp, I actually am falling for a human guy. Ah, I hope it's the first reason.

Question 2: What is your biggest accomplishment? Probably surviving in a house where I don't really belong. Each of my sisters -we call each other sisters but really we aren't blood related- has a mother to look after them, to love them. Those are my aunts. But, since my mother died, I have nobody. I mean, my aunts take care of me in a providing-a-roof-over-my-head-and-clothes sort of way, but I don't get the advice and care my sisters get. I don't know though, lately, since my aunts noticed I may be emerging as the Provider of our group, they've been treating me a little different. Still not the same as having a mother.  

Question 3: What is your biggest regret? My Mom dying. David tells me it's not my fault, and my aunts wont talk about it much except to say it was caused by a human man so I need to keep away from humans, especially humans of the male persuasion. But, as much as I hear that it had nothing to do with me, I can't argue with the facts: she died shortly after I was born. So, I don't know my exact role in it, but I regret her dying. Are we done now? 

So, I have to ask my blog readers: Have you thought about these three question for your MC?

My WIP 30,426 words down


  1. I loved this - I want to know more! I'd love to know why living on land is the responsible thing and being in the sea is selfish. Poor thing, having to be so far from home!

  2. Wow, I love her name--you're creative! How hard it would be to live in such a world with that kind of identity. I feel for her.

    Thanks for participating!

    Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?
    YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

  3. Allura sounds pretty sassy! What a fun character.

  4. Fun questions/answers! And I love your mock-up cover for DARK WATERS! Cool lettering, nice mood. Nice to meet you, and thanks for finding my blog too. ;o) Have a super weekend!

  5. Hi Allura!
    Your story sounds familiar to my MC's...Grett knows she's not human, but she doesn't know what she is. She lives with "sisters" who aren't her actual sisters, and her mom died early.
    She tried to swim once...but she started growing seal fur and got freaked out so she stopped.
    Like your story, hope to read more!

  6. How sad that she can't be who she wants to be. I'd probably hate humans, too. I hope she can find what is right for her and pursue it.

  7. WOW! This is the first time I've shared anything about Allura on any type of public forum and your encouraging responses have taken my breath away! How incredibly exciting!

    When I started writing about Allura, she had a different name and I thought she was mean. But, as she was revealed to me, I saw past her mean facade and realized she's just very secretive because she's used to being on her own emotionally. Her name still didn't fit though, but I kept writing with the knowledge that she'd tell me her name in time. And thankfully, she did. I knew her name before I even knew that it meant to lure with power. Perfect! :)

  8. You have an awesome awesome voice. This character is really alive.

  9. Um WOW is right. Where did you get that cover? I want one. I loved, loved, loved this. The voice is so clear just in the interview. I can only imagine how it is in the story. This is awesome!!!

  10. Beth~ Thanks! I am LOVING this character! And lately one of her three sisters is starting to get my attention too. Cray how this writing stuff works. ;)

    T C McKee~ I found an awesome pic online and tweaked it. Then added the name of the book. Unlike my first book, this one's title came to me before I started writing. And, unlike my first one, I still love this title! :)

  11. i cant wait to read this book!!!!

  12. A different MC in a different environment--I like that.