Main Character Name Reveal (And Staying Positive)

Hello Writer Bugs!

It has been a rough week for me. Job hunting is difficult. Rejection is disheartening. I’m working on staying positive and strong, and learning how to keep my head above water in tough times. Shout out to my amazing boyfriend for keeping me afloat when I was drowning. I don’t know where I’d be without his unwavering love and support.

On the plus side, I think my main character for my WIP finally has a new name. For those of you who have been following my journey as a fiction writer, you’ll know that I’ve been wanting to change the name of my main character, after 5 years. Since this is a small milestone for me, and a brighter point in my week, I thought I’d share with you guys.

Drumroll please, writer bees! My detective’s new name is…

Graham Ward Barnaby or Private Detective G.W. Barnaby

This may not seem like a big deal to most of you, but to me, this is a well needed change. Personally, I put a lot of thought into character names. They have to look and sound like a given name found in the real world (in the right time period). Now, his name is still subject to change but for now, I think this name suits him well (both as a full name and as initials). I’m happy with the next chapter in my beloved character’s evolution. And who knows? You might see Detective Barnaby is another project of mine. Wink wink.

Thank you guys for always being so sweet and supportive of this little ol’ blog. It means more to me than words can express. You writer bugs keep me going, and keep me writing.

What do you think of his new name? Have you ever made a major change to your main character? Talk to me in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

Write with Heart,

Lady Jabberwocky

The Story I Secretly Want to Write for this Blog

Hello Writer Bees!

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. In a previous post, I mentioned about bringing more stories to the table. Which, frankly, is still a goal I’m setting for myself. But, really, I actually do have a particular story in mind.

I’ve been interested in writing a series, a multi part tale. It’d be a mystery story, featuring some characters from my WIP, with a sprinkle of magic. However, that wouldn’t be the only twist. How cool would a choose-your-own-adventure sound? A game where you, my lovely writer bees, can pick which path the detectives take. It’d be like you becoming a detective and solving the case yourself.

This make take some time to plan and organize. I’ve never attempted anything like this before. No harm in trying something new, right? And, if I manage to pull it off, it could be awesome.

I want to hear from you guys. This is me gauging the room. Is a choose your own adventure something you’d be interested in, here on this blog? A mystery where you control how the story goes. Sound like a good idea to you? Let me know what you think, I’d love to hear from you guys!

Write with Heart,

Lady Jabberwocky