I want to do a little experiment and I need your help. This idea came to me after reading through Rachelle Gardner's blog.
I don't read it every day but I like to pop over there now and again. She is not interested in my genre but her blog is definitely helpful, entertaining, and just nice.
Back to my experiment. I want you to tell me a surprising detail about yourself, one that not many people know about. It doesn't have to be a deep, dark secret. You don't want to share something that you wouldn't want your future agent to know but this will be a good exercise for character development as well. You want to surprise readers with details about your characters that make them more real. We all have a few surprises in us that contradict our personalities. This makes us complex, interesting human beings. We need to remember to add that element to our characters.
My surprising factoid....my husband and I have matching tattoos. Yes, we do. They are small and somewhat tasteful, positioned on our shoulders so we can cover them when appropriate. We feel bonded, like a matched set now. Funny story...when we received them, the tattoo artist we went to appeared to be hitting on me. I was flattered and a little embarrassed. Then my husband sat down for his (chicken, made me go first.) and the artist proceeded to hit on him too. He was an equal opportunity flirt. Also, refer to yesterday's post. This will help explain things.
So....your turn! Tell me something about yourself....surprise me.