Do you find real photos of what you imagine your characters to look like? I do. It helps tremendously in making me feel like these people are real.
Most of you know I'm writing a book about a jinn. Her name is Nashwa, and in my mind, she looks like this:
Isn't she beautiful? In real life, this woman really is named Nashwa. She's an actress. The Nashwa of my novel is 17 and grew up in an underworld cavern next to the Lake of Fire.
Nashwa's life changes when she is assigned to this human:
That's Kamal, son of the Qaliph of Baghdad. (Ok, in reality, this photo is of Ahmed, "Mr. Bahrain.") Iblis, Jinn Lord of the Underworld, has decided that Kamal will help him in his war against humanity...with Nashwa's help.
Of course, Nashwa has some issues with Iblis' commands when she meets Kamal.
Hopefully, I'll be done with this soon. Gah! Finding time has been harder than usual lately. My son has been sick and I had a wisdom tooth pulled, but I am finally getting back to it.
In other news, Jim and I finished watching BBC Drama's North and South last night. Swoon. It was incredible. Now I really want to read the book. Right now, though, I'm reading Ice.