Today I want to conduct a character interview with one of my villains in the Stepping Stones mystery series. Before I get started, let me give you a NaNoWriMo update. I didn’t reach my goal of 50K words at the end of last month, but you know what? That’s find by me. I don’t like rushing through a story and making my first draft messy. I did, however, get the main story written. Now when I edit, I’ll have to go back to see what can be added and what needs to be taken out or dumped.
One quick question: How did you do during Nano?
Now, on with the interview.
Today I’d like to introduce Willie Kilgore (AKA) Wildebeest.
Ann, why do they call you Wildebeest?
Willie: Why does anyone get a nickname? I am a wildebeest; didn’t you see that in the first book? Well, if you didn’t, then you have something to look forward too, don’t you, punk?
Ann: Now What makes you think you’re in control of your story? I mean, what makes you so mean?
Willie: Well, I have two little girls that think they know everything. I want to show them that they ain’t as smart as they think they are. I love them, but I have to keep them in line, if you know what I mean.
Ann: Now wait a minute! Jennifer and Lydia are not bad girls. I didn’t write them that way, so why do you call them so?
Willie: Apparently you don’t know Lydia that well, do you. Instead of jawing with me, you need to sit down and have a powwow with her. Listen, I don’t have time to waste. I need to get on with my life and you need to write my story.
Ann: Now wait just one minute, Wildebeest! First of all, you don’t tell me what to do. You are my character and I make you behave in a way that fits my story. (I point a finger at him). I can change the story so that you aren’t in as much control as you think you are. But for now, I’ll let you think you’re in total control. (If you want to find out how Willie’s acts get him into trouble, stay tuned for Journey to the Mountaintop, the second book in the Stepping Stones mystery series, coming in 2019. For now, let’s get back to the interview).
Willie: What interview? I’m outa here!
Ann: Where do you think you’re going, I ain’t done with you yet, buddy boy! We’ve got some things to talk about.
Willie: I told you, I’m through talking! Now let me get back to my gallivanting. (He slams the door as he makes a run for it).
To learn about some of this character’s quirks, please check out A Journey of Faith, a Stepping Stones Mystery. You can purchase Kindle and paperback versions of this book at the following links: