Obsessions

Son of a dancing troll… I hate you a little bit sometimes. I could resist getting caught up in something like CSI – because I’m sorry the show bores me to tears. But then you had to go and put something on like Supernatural. So you take this formula of two amazingly beautiful men who are snarky and sarcastic and add to it the element of darkness and demons. BLAST YOU!

My qualm with this… is that I have an obsessive personality. I have since I was a child – but I know this. I truly live by the “know thyself” motto and took a good amount of time to do some soul searching. I can usually direct my obsessions into productive projects (such as my books). Every now and then however, something that I consider non productive (like television) will suck me in. 

So now – I’m stuck at chapter for revising my book because my mind keeps wandering to what’s going to happen to Sam and Dean next. Again – I hate you a little bit sometimes. 

I may be the only author that does this, but I try to mentally cast my characters. I don’t base them off of pre-existing actors, but I try to find someone that fits the part after I already have them created. So of course the coincidence in this, is I had a conversation with Nikki a few months ago about how she thought Jared Padalecki would make a perfect Kaidd. I was torn, because it was just a picture and I had no context. Well as I was searching through faces, I stumble across Jensen Ackles for Kaidd’s cousin. I passed it up only because I recognized the name enough to know it would never happen. 

That is when Terry started watching the series and completely unaware of the discussion Nik and already had, started pointing out how both boys could work for my current characters. He traps me during dinner and I start watching the series. I explain to him that they don’t work for Nicholai and Nathan, but they truly would make a perfect Kaidd and Skye. Their chemistry as is per Supernatural is spot on to the way I wrote the boys. Gotta love that collective consciousness. 

I’m not taking a hiatus from my book while we burn through the series (we’ll only be just starting series 3 tomorrow)… I just have to find a way to split my focus. Not easy. Not easy at all… I need more time in the day. 

Speaking of which… it’s 12:01 and I should really go to bed. Oh – yup. I’m being chased out of my office because the puppy has gas. Dear lord what crawled in your butt and died?!?!?!!!

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