Hey! Christie Craig here with a special surprise. Today, we have Candace Havens with us blogging about one of my favorite subjects: whacking people. She’s funny and a wonderful writer and speaker to boot. I got the pleasure of hearing her speak at one of my RWA chapters. So enjoy, and make sure you post a comment to be entered in her contest.
Take it away…Candace!
Take it away…Candace!
The Body Count
I’d never paid much attention to it, but a friend recently pointed out that I have a high body count in most of my books. That of course is because my books are usually about women who have to save someone, or the world, and well, stuff happens. I also have a mystery in all of my books, which usually means someone has to die.
In my latest release, Alex Caruthers is a Guardian Key responsible for keeping Earth free of dragons. That means she has to take a few out a long the way. These Dragons are up to absolutely no good, and she does what she must. For her, it’s just another day/night on the job.
But I noticed in my last book, “The Demon King and I,” that those folks who ended up dead in my books were a little familiar. I mean, I usually have someone in mind when I’m creating a character, though I might not always be aware of it. And I seemed to be killing those who annoyed me the most.
My writing is kind of a therapy for me, so evidently I’ve been offing folks who drive me crazy for quite some time. I went back and looked at some of my earlier books, and I did the same thing. I don’t think I’d care for prison, so this is probably a healthier way of accomplishing my goals. When I’m finished with the book, I’m kind of finished with the person.
So, if you have someone you’d like me to “take care” of in my next book, feel free to share here. You don’t need to name, name, just give me an idea of why you want them whacked, and I’ll take care of the rest. (Smile)
And make sure you check out her contest page at www.candacehavens.com. She’s giving away tons of prizes and has lots of ways for you to win! Make a comment today on this blog post, and you’ll automatically be entered to win one of the prizes. And don't forget to check out the treasure hunt!