Today is Wednesday and the monthly installment of sharing our fears with you. It is the day when we expose our ruffled feathers and all of you kind, supportive folks come by and remind us that it "really is okay" and even offer suggestions to bring us back to earth. How awesome is that???? So, thank you, Alex, for bringing us the IWSG. You can follow the link to sign up to participate or simply read blogs from other participants.
It's all in the numbers. I bet you thought I meant word count, number of revisions, or even days of waiting after that query letter goes out. Nope. I recently read a book, make that two books, on numerology and was so fascinated by the whole thing that I didn't just do my OWN numerology blueprint. Oh no. I created one for every person whose full name and birth date I knew. And if I didn't know, I asked. Yeah, I am working at that level of excitement (or mania, depending on your perspective).
And when I ran out of real people, I decided that I would do a numerology blueprint for my Main Character of my novel. I am already keeping a journal after reading in a writing book by James Scott Bell that it was a good way to find a character's voice. And I feel like I am *almost there" but haven't quite nailed it to the level of distinction that I want. So, I went for the numerology blueprint to see what it would tell me.
Would you believe that a GREAT MANY TRAITS of my character as they currently exist were right there in her blueprint???? I was shocked. And there were some that I never considered, but would definitely make my girl more interesting. So, now I am trying to take this information gleaned from the numbers and creatively insert it into my novel. I think that this may be ONE MORE TOOL to help me make my character be her best.
Have you ever tried anything a bit *out there* to help you know your character better? Would you consider something like numerology to reveal aspects of your characters? If so, let me know what you discover. Yeah, I am still curious! My life path is a 3 and we 3s tend to obsess over things and people (usually celebs or the like) or ideas - like numerology - because it is just part of who we are!
I suppose this doesn't need to be said, but if you want to know your numbers and what they mean, email me! I am still so into this I will tell you for free!!!! I need birth date (mo, day, year) and full name as it appears on your birth certificate and the name you go by. You can find my email addy in my sidebar:)