Pepper is about to enter probably what is going to be 6 of the toughest weeks of her adult life. She's got so much to work on and complete in order to finish her degree. That means we're mostly only writing what we absolutely need to in order to meet deadlines, and I'm left with a lot of writing time to fill.
So currently, I'm working on my contribution to the gay song pax that comes out in July for Amber Quill. I chose "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and - surprise, surprise - it's a vampire story, lol. Well, cop/vampire story. About a cop whose college boyfriend was vamped and almost killed him, and now 10 years later, the boyfriend is back in need of refuge.
I knew the type I wanted for my vampire (whose name is Cole, by the way). And I found him looking through model portfolios:
I wanted tall, dark, and lean, with long hair. I think I found him, lol.
So to counter Cole, I knew I wanted my cop - who's named Brady - to be a muscular guy. Tough. Hard. I saw one photo of Olympic swimmer Ryk Neethling, and knew I'd found him:
He's got tons of pretty pictures at his website, too.
And in celebration of writing gay love stories, I have to share this link. It's actually a rant about slash fanfic writers, but I think it holds true to any gay romance writing. Several of the items on his list just made me giggle hysterically. Go! Enjoy!