April 23rd, 2005


Done before the Final Edit

Oh, thank goodness. I'm finally done with the major writing of my contact for Sovereign Press. That leaves tomorrow for me to get it in the correct format and to do the final polish. I was afraid I wouldn't have the time for that.

This morning, I had three personalities that I had to write up for the named characters. I have been drawing a blank on these guys for two days. Finally, yesterday night, just before I went to bed, I decided to base their histories and personalities on a Tarot draw for each one. This is what I drew for them.

  • Thaddeus Oakstaff (White Robe) - King of Swords, Three of Swords, Ace of Swords
  • Kelleth One-Eye (Black Robe) - Seven of Wands, Nine of Swords, Eight of Swords, Inverted
  • Shaylnn Clearlight (Red Robe) - Seven of Wands, Page of Wands, Justice

    Unexpected, interesting and exactly what I needed to get my creative thoughts flowing. Before I did this, I was uncertain how I was going to fill the word count on each. By the end of it, I had to cut more than I wanted to in order to make the word count fit. I should have thought of it sooner. My Tarot cards rarely let me down.