Hi! Lou Sylvre, here with my April 2017 monthly blog post on Love Bytes. I’ve been serious-minded about an awful lot of things lately, and given US and world events, publishing industry fiascos, and economic realities, it’s no wonder that I have. But today, I’m (an old) girl, and having fun is all I wanna do. Since I’m nowhere near Santa Monica Boulevard (thanks to Sheryl Crow for a great song, though it’s a not so perfect segue), I’m going to have it right here on Love Bytes.
I love giving my characters unexpected hobbies. For instance, Luki Vasquez, ultimate badass, loves to cook, whereas his sweetheart Sonny James, the textile artist who says he “plays with yarn… and string” for a living, wrenches on cars and drives like the road is his personal Nascar track (but safely). Scotland Yard police inspector and Dom Brian Harrison likes to knit and crochet—that does relate, I suppose, to his rope kink. His romantic counterpart and sub, Jackie Vasquez, likes to roam town and country geocaching.
The thing is, I know I also like to read other people’s characters with interesting, surprising, or whacky hobbies, but I can’t think of a single one as I’m writing this! I’m putting it down to a busy brain, but how about helping me out?
If you’re so inclined, tell me about your favorite character hobbies—let’s give them and their authors some love! And while you’re at it, tell me about a pasttime you’d like to see a character have. Make it exciting or funny or cool, but don’t say “sex.” I’ll choose one, and I’ll do my darndest to write it into an upcoming book.
In other matters, stay tuned on Love Bytes this month, as April is anniversary month—four years! Celebrations are bound to include shenanigans, among other good things.
Thanks for reading (and playing my character hobby game)!