A long time beta reader of mine suggested I share some tidbits with you all. I’m horrible about getting sidetracked while doing live beta sessions, where gems like this tend to come out. But some of these bits are things that would never come up in the writing, so here they are.
- Rain, I have come to discover, is a sort of mental recycling of the MC of a comic I was working on back in undergrad. Her name was also Brooke (though spelled Brykke, cause I was still convinced terrible names were wonderful ideas back then) and she actually went to her version of White Prince Academy (which I realize will make no sense to future readers, unless WP gets added back in to later books somehow).
- Rain came into being as a challenge from one of Cait’s characters. He asked me to go dancing/barhopping with him, and he got Rain. Joke’s on you dude.
- Rain is the only character (so far) that I have constructed, start to finish (probably why I hate her). Everyone else comes to me in some stages of their own person, though uncovering them can be a bit like archaeological discovery. With Rain, I’ve had to build her up, tear her down, and logic her out piece by piece, teaching me that 1) I am terrible at character design and 2) I am a lazy writer. I much prefer it when my only job is to report, not actively create.
- I know who Rain’s father is (but I’m not telling :P)
So who would you all like to hear from next?