28DCD Challenge – Day Twenty-Eight

Last day! I’m really going to miss doing this every day. I had so much fun with it. Elspeth, you should come up with something else for us to take on.

2/28/13 Relationship with creator.  How do you feel about your character?  What do you like? Dislike?   Imagine how your character feels about you.

My husband says Selene is heavily based on me, but I honestly don’t see it. I love Selene. She’s smart and she’s strong, but she’s not afraid to show the few people she trusts her vulnerable side. I’ve enjoyed watching her grow throughout the stories. I like that although she’s a thief, she has managed to maintain some honor and integrity. What I don’t like is her tendency to run away from adversity, and I’m really glad she is working through that. It’s funny, she’s kind of like one of my children. I know that to make the story more compelling, she’s going to have to be injured and have heartache from time to time, but I hate to see her suffer, so it’s hard to write when she has pain and injury. I very briefly thought about killing Brynjolf, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it, partly because I love him (since I’ve developed his character, he’s like one of my children, too) but mostly because Selene loves him so completely and I just can’t do that to her.

I think if someone asked Selene what she thought of me, she might say she likes me and trusts me not to make her do anything too outrageous or kill Brynjolf, but she wishes I was happier and had more spirit.

4 thoughts on “28DCD Challenge – Day Twenty-Eight

  1. I used to teach writing (not creative writing), you might not want me giving more assignments.

    I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Selene this way. I think it’s given a lot of insight into her character. I’m so looking forward to getting back to your story.


  2. It has been fun getting to know Selene through this challenge. Like Elspeth I am looking forward to getting to know her better through the stories you have written and are writing.


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