I nearly had a meltdown Tuesday night. Sharon had just sent me a bunch of new hunk pictures, and Blogger had developed some sort of "internal error" and was not letting me post them. ARRRGGGG!!!!
As the ducks in Berkeley Breathed's "A Wish for Wings that Work" once said:
"Catastrophe! Calamity! A considerable setback!"
Fortunately, that problem has been corrected, but how can one blog without pictures????
I suppose we all know the answer to that one: you just have to write more words. Not that this is a hardship for me, but sometimes when I have nothing in my head to write, I gaze at those images and the words begin to flow.
Take that picture of Derrick yesterday. I went through my files, chose it for the blog, wrote a blog, and then had a bit of a fantasy about what it might be like to somehow incorporate that pic into a story. A story about a photographer who has taken photos of a hundred different men and everything stayed strictly business, but then, there was Derrick, and the hands started shaking and the knees got weak.
You just never know how a person will react when they finally meet "the one." I'm exploring that in Renegade right now. Poor Dax has never met an available female of any species who did it for him--until now, and she's a girl who's down on men in general and only wants to go back to the one she left behind. Dax wants her for himself, but when it comes to enticing women, he's clueless.
I don't know about you, but the bumbling, awkward type gets to me a lot faster than the smooth-talking Romeo who can charm the pants off any woman he meets. By the same token, an accomplished rake whose skills desert him when he finally falls in love has a similar appeal.
But whatever kind of hero you like best, that image of him is important, whether it comes to you in a picture or in words. For some, a few descriptive words are best because they like to use their own imagination. Others like to have a very clear portrait drawn so that they know exactly what that character looks like.
What is your preference?