I know! Two blog posts in one day!! This is simply unheard of since I've reached the point where I am now a struggling blogger.
And I'm babbling....
So, I'm working on this new book in my new series. It's slowly unfolding and I'm meeting all these fabulous characters and some real nasty people as well. But I've hit a snag. Actually, it's more than a snag. It's sort of like a thorn. Or maybe a splinter in the tip of my finger that I can't quite pull out and each time I type pain shoots through my finger and across my hand.
Help me remove this splinter!
I need a new name for a character. I've tried twice and I still hate the man's name. The character is one of the main villains. He's a warlock, roughly over a century in age, and is very powerful. He is my main character's former mentor and is making my main character's life a nightmare at the moment.
Description: powerful wizard, white-gray hair that is thinning on top, prefers dark clothing, slightly knotty wooden wand but can weave magic with his bare hands as well, elitist, narrow-minded, snob, power-hungry, and just generally self-centered. All in all, he is an abusive, evil man.
And now I need a name for him!
He was first named Godfried (yuck, I don't know what I was thinking)
He is currently called Royce (less yucky than Godfried but still not a good fit)
Any ideas? Please leave me suggestions in my comments.
But you said this was a contest! What will I win?
1. You will walk away with the knowledge that you helped out a poor author and that your thoughts are now in a published work. (Doesn't that feel good?)
2. I will attempt to put your name in the acknowledgements of this book for helping me.
3. When I get my author copies, I will also throw in a signed copy of Burn the Night.
Disclaimer: This contest is purely subjective. I will choose a name based on my own taste and needs of the book. The final choice of the name is also subject to approval by my editor. If she doesn't approve of the name, there's nothing I can do about it.
Good luck! Thanks for your help!