Monday, February 22, 2010

Papa Don't Preach

All righty then. As I intimated in my last post, I've had this discussion in "real life" (i.e., the one I don't write), and I've come to the same conclusion today about my WIP (work in progress) as I did those 19 years ago: maybe it's rash of me, but I'm keeping my baby.

Last night as I was falling asleep, I had one of those pokes on the shoulder by a character where they start telling you what they want. For reasons only she knows, this one wants to look like Rumer Willis. (In case anyone wants my opinion, I think Rumer is gorgeous. No one in the world looks like her. Yes, she has a very unusual face, but thank Heaven, because I think Hollywood has enough bland, cookie-cutter Barbies. *Stepping off soapbox*)

I'm not one to "cast" my books with actors as I write. They look how they look in my head, and it never occurs to me to find pictures of models or actors that look like them, or to think about who I'd want to play them in a movie. But when a character steps up and says, "Hey, in case you were wondering, the daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis? I look a lot like her"...I listen.

So my "baby" now has a face. And it's a fabulous one. I'm attached. It's too late for sensible decisions.


  1. Yay! I think no matter what, that's the right decision. :)

  2. I agree with you that Rumer Willis has a unique face (As unique as her name).

    A few of my characters resemble famous people. I don't do it consciously, but it's a nice way to see them walk and talk, and from all different angles, without having friends, relatives, or acquaintances possibly recognize themselves.

  3. I just came across your blog and love it! I think Rumer Willis is very unique which is what makes her beautiful. It's refreshing to see some different and unique in the hollywood world!

  4. Thanks, Jen. :) I don't blog as often as I should, but I'm always happy when someone can connect with it.

    As for Rumer, I don't know if any of you watch Medium, but she was a guest star on a really intense episode last season (opposite the equally unique and brilliant Anjelica Huston). That's the Rumer I see in my mind when my MC talks to me.

    I also have another actor's image in mind now for my MC's love interest, but I'm not telling. It's too embarrassing. ;)