onsdag den 21. juli 2010

Help found

I had planned a regular bait-in-the-box post today, but the weather is wonderful (neither too hot nor too cold) so I am sitting in my wonderful nook together with a cosy muse.

But I can tell you that I have made up my mind how to solve my name problem. As I said, I really liked the name Jesmona Rowntree, and thanks to you, I have found new names for the red-headed twins.

Personally, I might prefer Kit and Kat, or Warren and Wilma, but their biological mother intervened - she is a pretty woman in the style of a Bollywood heroine - and she just loved the idea of Rhett and Scarlett. So what can a writer do? Rhett and Scarlett it is.

I may also use some of your other, wonderful suggestions later, but now I am ... (okay, okay, just because you are a muse you can´t ...)

14 kommentarer:

Mason Canyon sagde ...

Love the names and good luck with your muse today.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Barbara sagde ...

Will matricide be involved in the storyline?

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - I'm very happy that you solved your name problem. And you should absolutely take advantage of the beautiful weather to write. I am so excited to read what you create : ).

Dorte H sagde ...

Mason: thank you!

Barbara: you never know (or at least I don´t) - as you can see my characters are very busy assuming control of the manuscript.

Margot: I had a really good afternoon, thank you, and rounded off with a huge Yorkshire tea ;D

Maxine sagde ...

Or as you might have written at the end of the post, "tomorrow is another day". I assume, of course, that these twins will wear clothes made from curtains. I am very glad when characters make their own decisions for themselves, it bodes well for the book!

Dorte H sagde ...

Maxine: I am not sure their mother has considered the curtain aspect - I fear she is a very deluded woman, but *don´t* tell her I said that! I do like that the characters behave in character, though, that is always a good sign (not necessarily for the book, but a clear sign the writer is enjoying herself).

pattinase (abbott) sagde ...

Names drive me crazy. I am on my third go-round on my WIP.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams sagde ...

Well, of course I'm going to love Rhett and Scarlett!

Sometimes bossy muses give us great ideas. :)

Dorte H sagde ...

Patti: names can be problematic, but in a cozy it is rather fun to play with them.

Elizabeth: I had almost decided on Kit and Kat, but then I suddenly realized that *their* mother would never, ever have put up with such short, relatively ordinary names.

Kelly sagde ...

Glad you went with Rhett and Scarlett. Kit and Kat was (were?) too chocolatey and left me with advertising jingles running through my head!

Dorte H sagde ...

Kelly: now I wonder whether the whole story is too chocolatey? Well, I will have plenty of time to change all the names again :D

Kelly sagde ...

From what you've told us, the story sounds great.... I was just thinking of this when I heard "kit kat":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFW9nUZZUk4

Beth F sagde ...

Rhett and Scarlett are perfect!

Dorte H sagde ...

Kelly: you´ll never know what the publisher says, but what matters at this stage is that *I* have fun while writing it.

Beth: I think they go very well with the tone of the book ;)