Saturday, November 28, 2015

Character spotlight + NaNo finished!

Hey everyone, I'm back! Hope y'all had an amazing week! I did! I know, I say that just about every week, but it's true! This week was especially amazing in that there was Thanksgiving, of course, but a few other awesome things happened as well! Oh, and don't ever let your younger siblings talk you into Christmas decorating the day after Thanksgiving. Ever. It's insane. Well, at least in our house it is. Mom was tired and not feeling well, so she was resting and they wanted to decorate the house to surprise her. I never realized just how much work it was to oversee it all. Or how tiring it is. We usually wait till December to decorate. Of course, on the bright side, the interior of our house is fully decorated for Christmas! (Now we just have to see how long we can keep it that way. . . ;) )
Okay, here is this week's character spotlight! Just as a side note, I finished the first draft (and NaNo) on Wednesday! A Question of Honor is officially finished!!! Which means I also completed my goal of writing 50,000 words in the month of November. And the completed draft is 65,844 words.
So, yeah. I'm just a little excited! :D  Of course, the re-writing and editing comes next. Which takes me a loonnnggg time. But for now I'm just happy I finished it. :)

David Sullivan:
David is twenty-five years old and the second oldest of seven children. He grew up on a farm in Kansas, yet instead of following in his fathers footsteps he became a pilot. David is tall with dark brown hair and brown eyes. To a stranger he appears he appears serious and confident, but those who know him are well aware of his teasing side. He is kind and caring, yet often appears distant; he doesn't always know how to put his feelings into words and often doesn't attempt to.

“Oh, David. Thank goodness you’re alright!” Gil’s worried voice met him as he entered the base.
David grinned. “Thought you could get rid of my already, ehh? Sorry my friend, but I’m tougher than that.”
“I’m just glad you’re safe. We were hit by a bunch of fighter pilots escorting the bombers. When we finished, everyone checked in but you. You didn’t even answer your radio.”
Yeah, about that, I’m sorry. I got hit a few times and I think it busted the radio receiver and transmitter. In fact, the whole plane was pretty badly damaged. I ended up crash-landing in a field without my landing gear or my brakes.”
Gil laughed, “sounds like a pretty normal day to me. How'd you get here?”
“The farmer. At first he came after me with a pitchfork; thought I was a German. Then I got stuck in the house for a while because his wife insisted that I was hungry and that I eat. “
“He thought you were a German? In a Spitfire?” Gil asked in disbelief.
David nodded, “Yeah. Said something about his eyes no being as good as they used to be.”
“How’d you manage to eat after that? I’d be staying away from food for a while.
David grimaced. “Same here. But I couldn't refuse, it would have been rude. I managed to eat a plate or two of potatoes and eggs. They actually weren’t so bad. Once I got myself settled down I enjoyed them right nicely!”
Gil grinned as he shook his head. “Only you, David. Only you.”
“Only me? Trust me Gil, you would have done the same. That woman was insistent and I did not want to try and go against her!”
Gil nodded, “Alright. Well, the planes are being checked and repaired. You’re the only one who managed to crash on the first time up. Just think about it, David. You’re my most experienced pilot and you're the only one who crashed. “
“Yeah, I know. What can I do to make up for it, sir?”
“Oh, get out of here, David!” Gil grinned as he threw a flight helmet at David. “Drop the sir and get out there and find yourself a plane.”
“Yes, sir. Right away, sir.” Before Gil could reply, David hurried outside. He heard Gil’s laugh behind him. Well, he needed a laugh, David smiled to himself. And perhaps I did too.


  1. YAYAY THAT IS SO MANY WORDS! Congratulations Jesseca! :)

  2. Congrats on your word count! So happy for you! :)

    1. Thank you, Emily!! I'm so glad you did NaNo as well!! You were my "competition". ;)

  3. Wow! That word count is quite impressive! I've only typed like 10,000. And all in different stories too... *sigh* Obviously I've got work to do. ;)
    I loved the bio! (As always) :P

    1. You've did better than me, Rebekah! I've written about 6,000, in several different stories. :)

    2. You both did really good! I mean, that's more words then you had before!

      Thank you, Rebekah! I'm glad you've been enjoying them! I've had a lot of fun finding the pictures for them while I've been writing about them. :)

  4. Hooray for finishing NaNo!!! Congratulations!! :D I'm considering having my own private 'NaNo' about, hmm....July? Sometime when nobody wants Christmas trees... ;P
    David sounds amazing!! *wink, wink* Oh, I love that picture! So perfect. ;)

    1. Thanks, Faith!! Haha, that sounds like a good idea! Not sure if I'll have a goal of 50K, but I'd love to join you!!
      Glad you like him. He is amazing. All my characters are. ;) And I'm so glad you like the picture; I knew you'd recognize it for sure. *smiles*. But.. .it's the only one I could find that seemed to fit "my" David. ;)

    2. That'd be awesome! ;D Love to have ya!

      Yes, it fits him PERFECTLY! :) I found another WWII David the other day, btw.... B-)