I’ve been working like hell to get all of the ins and outs of Kestrel plotted out. Then I decided “I’ll make notes as I go. I’m tired of dawdling.” Naturally, I got some work done on the story (I’m nearing the end of the first chapter, about 4k in), but I’ve been struggling with the imagery for some of my characters. The men, mostly. I’ve got a clear idea in my head of both Kadri and Kizzy, though Thera is still a bit of a mystery.
So, I’ve been playing “cast my novel” with IMDB celebrity lists. It’s been an all day affair. I had intended to accomplish something, since I have this new goal where, if I can reach 10k words by next Wednesday, I can buy myself a tablet (which is now possibly the first half of the cost of my passport. We’ll see).
Yeah, fat chance that’s going to get done. I’m a horrible person and a lazy writer these last few weeks.
In any case, I thought I would share with all of you, the faces that will be my cast.
So far, Kadri has no actress. I know what she looks like, and there’s no one I can really liken her to right now. I’ll update if I find someone.
Kizzy is adorable. Also no actress. I’ll update if I locate someone. Or have her drawn.
Greyson! Greyson is, against my better judgment, represented by Ian Somerhalder. He’s gorgeous, and I kind of imagine Greyson to have a gritty attractiveness to him, but overall, he wouldn’t be traditionally handsome. But Ian Somerhalder is the closest I could get to that fine-featured, gritty look.
My next male character? Hunter. He’s an optimistic mechanic with a dark sense of humor and a charismatic smile. Who better than Alex Pettyfer? I’d make his eyes lighter, probably a sea foam green. All of the clones have really light eyes across the spectrum so that their serial numbers, etched into their irises, are visible.
“Taken BY…?” you ask?
Talmai. He’s Ularian. What is Ularian? Reptilian humanoids from Ularis who have no male/female gender differentiation. Every Ularian can father and mother children… who hatch from eggs. I have the physical whys and hows of it mapped out, but I’m not sure you want to hear about Ularian anatomy. It’s graphic, and includes the word “intercourse” a lot. ANYWAY. Talmai is represented by Jamie Campbell Bower… if he had a fine layer of shimmery scales on most of his body.
SO. There you have it, folks. The boys of Kestrel. I need to stop being so picky about my ladies and give them faces.
No. No, I need to write the story.
That’s what needs to happen.
WELL, have fun. *salute* I’m off to wrap up chapter one and pound the keys into the glorious sunset. <3