Tuesday, July 19, 2016

A Novel Idea 7/12/2016

Hey all! So... technically this post should have gone up yesterday, but I wasn't planning on doing it until one of my dear blogging friends, Faith, did it on her blog. (You really need to go and check out her post. It's awesome and amazing and sad all at the same time. Trust me, her story will make you both laugh and cry, and you'll never be the same after you're finished.)
Anyway...I'm a day late. But I really, really wanted to do this link-up. So here goes!

The Prompt for this week, or rather last week, was...

This week, make a collage with pictures that describe one of your characters. You can use pictures of your character or pictures that describe him/her (or both!). Have fun with this – don’t overthink it! Hopefully it’ll be a nice break from actually writing and help you learn more about your character at the same time!

For this time I decided to use characters from A Question of Honor, my WWII WIP. I had a ton of fun going through the many character pictures I had, as well as finding new ones for these collages. I hope you enjoy them. :D And I added some snippets of the story beneath each picture. Just because I wanted to. And there were no rules prohibiting it. ;)

Gil (and Lily) Wilson

“Are all you Americans like that?”
Both David and Gil turned toward the voice. One of the British pilots stood off to the side, leaning casually against the side of the dispersal hut.
“No, not all of us,” David assured him. “Just Gil. He’s rather crazy.”
Gil nodded in agreement. “That’s why I’m here. No one else back in the states except David could put up with me.”

David (And Elaine) Sullivan

The radio clicked off, and David gave a frustrated sigh. “Gil, will you never learn?” But of course not. Gil was Gil. Daring, dangerous, and annoying. And of course, as Gil’s friend, he would follow. God, please knock some sense into Gil’s head before he gets us both killed.

Gil and David

“The royal air force? Now I’ve heard just about everything. Two pilots from America give up their citizenship and life back home to help a small country in the fight against the Nazis. Well, I know one thing. You’ll both be put to good use in London.” The station master handed Gil their tickets.
Gil took them, giving one to David, and they both went and took a seat in the waiting room.
“What do you think of England so far?” Gil asked as they sat.
David shrugged. “I haven't seen enough of it. But boy am I happy to be on solid ground! There is a reason I’m not a sailor.”
Gil chuckled. “Yeah, give me the skies any day.”
“Train for London departing now.”
“Well ain't that nice?" Gil glanced up. We get all comfortable and now we gotta get up again.”
David grinned as he stood and lightly cuffed him on the shoulder. “Don’t let them hear you talking like that. You’re giving them a bad first impression.”
“Since when have I ever cared about those?”
"Good point." David shook his head with a smile as he grabbed his bag, which lay on the seat beside him, and hurried out to the train.

I hope you enjoyed the look at my wonderful, precious characters! (Yes, they are wonderful and precious. Shh, no arguments.)

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the first day of the blog tour for The Silent Blade! Only three more days till it's published! Well, till the paperback is published. I ended up running into some problems with the kindle publication, and it won't be released until the 23rd. *sad face*
But anyway! I hope your week is going well so far! See ya tomorrow! :)


  1. Ohhhhhhh... Jessica, did you HAVE to add that last one?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I almost CRIED. Oh, I'm glad you did this. I just... I LOVED that last collage. I got all teary-eyed and... yeah. Need I say more???

    1. Uhhh, yeah...I kinda did. It's like one of my favorite-ever pictures of them, even though it does make me so sad.
      But I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures. ;)

  2. *sniffles through the entire post* THIS IS AMAZING! *hugs the precious and wonderful characters* Yes, they most certainly are wonderful and precious. No arguments from me (at least not in that area *cough*).

    All the pictures are soooo lovely, Jesseca! I loved them so much!! :) Especially the first picture of Gil and then that last collage. YESSSSS. Brothers....that's them. *sniffs* (Btw, the stunt scene from that movie came through my playlist the other day and I was like OH YES. But...Joshua is giving me grief as it is... So, I skipped it to avoid the emotions.)

    *is happy* Aww, thank you so much for your sweet words regarding War Tears!!! *beams*

    Okay, funny moment here. So I'm reading this post and I'm like "I'm going to kill her!!" Apparently I said it out loud, because Mom speaks up with "you'll serve time for that, you know." Okay...thanks mom. :P Hey, I was kidding!

    1. *sniffles with you* I was editing the other day and I re-read the first part of the book... and I started crying. Goodness, I've read it so many times and it still makes me sad. ;P

      Aww, thank you! I'm glad you loved them! Yes, I love that picture that I found. I saw it and I was like "yessss!!"
      Oh, yes, it's amazing! And... I'm dying to know more about Joshua... *hint, hint* B-)

      You're welcome. It's all true! Your novel is awesome. ;)

      Haha, welll... I'm glad you decided against the killing part. I would like to hold a copy of my book in my hand before I die. ;P
      Once when I was chatting with Emily she was teasing me and I was like "I hate you!" My mom was walking behind me and she's like "what did you just say?!" ;)

  3. <3 Love your characters! And I look forward to reading this book! :)

    1. Aww, thank you, Rebekah! I'm so glad you're looking forward to it. ^_^

  4. Awesome collages! I can't wait to read some more excerpts!

    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to sharing more after everything with 'The Sileent Blade' is wrapped up. :)

  5. I really liked your collages and the excerpts, Jesseca! They are both great. :) When do you think you'll publish "A Question of Honor"? It sounds really good! :D

    1. Thanks, Rebekah!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed!! Ummm, I'm entertaining the idea of *maybe* a early December or January release date. But It still needs a lot of work done...so we'll see. ;) But I will be looking for beta-readers soon, so you'll have a chance to read it before then if you'd like. :) I'm looking forward to sharing it with you!

    2. That would be so fun if "A Question of Honor" released in December or January! :)
      Oh, I would love to be a beta-reader. ;)

  6. Love the collages! Really helps make a book come alive :) And I'm intrigued with your WIP. How far along are you with writing?

    1. Doesn't it?! I absolutely LOVE finding character pictures, settings, etc. :D
      I actually wrote it during NaNo of last year, so it's completely finished, but it's been on the back burner while I worked on 'The Silent Blade.' It's been edited once, and it needs another and then I'll probably be looking for beta-readers. :) So, yes. That's where it is now. ;) I'm glad it sounds intriguing!