To celebrate, she hosting the Secondary Characters Blog Hop!!
Winners will receive critiques by the talented host and her co-hosts!
Co- Hosted by:
Theresa Paolo, Kelley Lynn, Jessica Salyer, Jenny Morris, and Suzy Retzlaff
Bonus winners of free books chosen by Kelley Lynn and Cassie Mae
Okay, so I'm supposed to pick some of my favorite secondary characters from books or movies.
Sounds easy enough-
I'm brain fried. In the midst of trying to wrap up the final touches on the third book in the Coulter Men Series, I'm sitting here staring at a blank scene thinking, duh...oh, no was that a little drool?
Gross, I know. It's the last leg blues.
BUT- there's always another BUT-
I have this:
My "little" boy, Cole, is seeking a dream. He loves football. Has since he started playing when he was eight. He trains five days a week, twelve months a year. As his senior year approaches, he doesn't want to call it quits. He'd like to continue to play after high school.
Soooo...he has been putting together his DVD for college recruiters.
Now, what does this have to do with secondary characters?
When our kids are born, we are center stage. We make the decisions, the plans, the rules. Home is the hub of their universe. As they grow, their world's get bigger, the dreams become their own.
That leaves us parents to cheer from the sidelines. To watch and take the pictures. To offer the words of wisdom and direction the main characters use to stay on course as they move toward their happily ever after.
We are the secondary characters.
And every good writer knows, without those good, supportive secondary characters all you have is a flat tale that doesn't quite go the way you want it to go.
So, three cheers to the real life support cast!
*Since it's already public domain (which makes me nervous...what if a perv tries to kidnap my baby?!) and people assure me this is the way it's done- I'm going to share-
Here's my, um baby's video. It's rather long, but skip all the football stuff (and the addresses and phone numbers...geesh) and fast forward to the end for the weight training and tell me...can you believe I carried that boy on my hip?
As my astute cyber-twin, Mark Koopmans, pointed out...these guys aren't really my kids...they are now my security detail.
Here's Cole! He's #75. His little brother, Carter, is his spotter and is player #32 on the field.