Book Update and Characters
My agent is a brilliant guy. He is the one who had me start my blog, and it has been much fun. He said it would be good practice, and also I would learn a lot from my readers.
It turned out better than that. As I finish up my rough draft and first revision, (due in three months) my readers have morphed my story.
One thing that came out of the blog as the book evolved were some new characters. Some of the early contributors to the blog ended up as players in the story. (It is possible a publisher could ditch some of them in revisions, though.) So, y’all speak now or forever hold your peace. If you don’t want to inspire a book character let me know before it is too late.
If this book is successful, I have two sequels planned and in development. (My definition of success: Artistic satisfaction and enough $$ that my agent’s 15% warrants him putting up with me for a second one.) So, even if it is too late for book one, you could still show up in a sequel.
By the way, these contributors inspired certain character traits. I promise not to directly use your work- I’m against a writer who plagiarizes as much as I would be against a Doctor who cheats.
So, y’all let me know if you want (or don’t want ) to show up in a Tommy Bibey novel someday. Either way, I appreciate every comment on the blog. Y’all are a smart crowd. As I go on my writer journey, every one of you have been a blessing.