This is a short post because I’m just getting back from vacation and haven’t had much time for reading or writing lately, but I wanted to share one of my vacation experiences with all of you.
Here it is…
Picture it, you’re walking down the sidewalk along a beach with
your entire family (husband, kid, mom, brother & his family) and all of a
sudden you see one of your characters in the flesh. Not just any character mind you, the hot main
love interest. Living, breathing and
being photographed for Nordstrom’s advertising.
He’s the spitting image of what you hold in your head, right down to the
tussled brown hair, and t-shirt that’s tight in all the right places.
So what do you do?
Do you just casually glance and keep on walking? Do you stand and gawk and try not to drool? Do you tell your whole family to wait for you
while you stand and gawk, or do you let them go ahead of you and hope you can
find them later? Do you take some pictures,
hoping the security guys won’t notice? Or
do you say ‘screw the security guys’ and run up to hug the model and tell him
he’s exactly who you’ve been writing about?
Ok, I did not run up and hug the guy, but it was tempting,
very tempting. I did, however, take a
few discreet pictures from behind the window of a nearby building while the
rest of my family ate ice cream. I also
signed up for email alerts from Nordstrom’s and put their website on my
favorites list so that I can make sure not to miss his adds when they come out,
probably next spring since they were swimsuit adds. And yes, I did get to see him with his shirt
off, but was not able to get a picture of that, bummer, I know.
The rest of my vacation is pretty much a blur. I’m sure I’ll remember more of it later, but
for now, all I can think about is him.
(P.S. I know some of my beta readers read this blog, so for
those of you who have read Captive Art,
yes, Dean was in Santa Monica this weekend and it was worth the two hour drive from
our hotel in southern California traffic to see him.)