As some of you might know, I’ve been working on a new title this winter, starting at NaNoWriMo and just continuing on after that 50,000 mark. I don’t know if it will ever see the light of day, but it feels good writing it, and by the time I’m done, I’ll be ready and willing to write the last Hollows. But as I’m working along, I’m able to step back from the usual and compare this with that and see my own personal quirks in a bright light. Small things that sit on your shoulder and guide you like Jimmy Cricket are almost irresistible. Two love interests are not unusual, and of course, the core of the story centered around a strong-willed woman, who may or may not be the most interesting character in the bunch.
Jenks, in particular, has been popping into my mind lately, even though I’ve not worked with him for months. I like his smart-mouthed character who gets all the lines, even if they are a tad raunchy. He’s physically untouchable, but vulnerable emotionally if you know what buttons to push. Ruthless, honest, and willing to kill to save those he loves if necessary. And I’m trying very hard to keep him out of the next book while keeping the character traits I love so much around, trying to get them to show up in other characters instead of bunched up in one. I find I’m reaching into my past works to see what I’ve done before. It’s been an interesting exercise, and I’ve been kicking around a lot of ideas of how to shift personality traits to make things more interesting.
However . . .
That has nothing to do with today’s post. :-) If you have The Hollows Insider, or have been lurking around the drama box for over a year, you might have seen the pixy-modified carol,The 12 Days of Pixy Christmas that I started in White Witch, Black Curse. Here it is in its entirety, just in time for your caroling parties. I wouldn’t advice singing it, though. It loses much of its charm when you’re not four inches tall.On the 12 day of Christmas, my true love gave to me . . . 12 Humans Hiding, 11 Tinks a Tinkling 10 Porno flicks 9 Pole Dancers 8 Pixies Partying 7 Karma Sutras 6 Fairies Farting 5 Trolls in Drag 4 Purple Condoms 3 French Ticklers 2 Horny Vamps And a Sucubus in the Snow –Kim Harrison Dec 15, 2009