I am in the process of editing/ rewriting my novel The Lost Get Found. It has been a tedious task in a sense, because I find myself wandering in all different directions. I am completely unable to focus at times, which makes it harder on my to complete the task at hand.
But, the good news is this: I finally put faces to all of my characters! Yay me! Ha!
I have to say, this has been a pressing feat to overcome. It was hard to find pictures to match the look I was going for with each character. The faces had to not only match the character's personality, but the name too.
Whew! Now that that's over, I can move along in my editing/ rewriting, oh and adding additional material to the novel! Gees, when will I ever finish? I writers work is never done, I guess!
Now, let me introduce you to my characters. I don't believe you've met them before. If you have, well, you are about to meet my new and improved versions...
Natalie Steel is a hard working farm girl whose life currently revolves around being the most popular girl in school. Little does she know or realize just how effective one kind work or a helping hand can be until it is too late. When her best friend Gracie commits suicide, Natalie realizes that her obsession with popularity has destroyed more than just her perception; it has destroyed her friendship and was quickly destroying her family. Natalie is determined to never let this happen again. But she does not look highly on the idea of having to choose between her popularity and doing the right thing. So, when a new girl enters the school and is being treated roughly, Natalie decides to take a stand a risk loosing everything she has worked so hard to achieve.
David is a quirky, 6'3" tech-geek. Unlike the others, David is very religious: a Youth Leader and popular Bass player at his church. He is often overly excited and gets overly stimulated on soda and sugary snacks if he is allowed to eat them. He has a huge crush on Rachel and often dreams of the two of them getting married. He tries not to, though. His main focus is to remain pure, both mind and body, so he tried to avoid Rachel. But that is hard to do considering they have classes together. With this problem, he panics and goes to Natalie for advice. David is also intrigued by Natalie's determination to be the light and salt at their school, so he decided to ask Natalie if he can help, too. Natalie takes a chance and recruits David to help her reach and witness to Joe and Rachel.
A very preppy teen with a sense of fashion and very rich parents. She is very naive and ignorant-almost to the point of stupidity. But do not let her senselessness distract you from her genius. She has plans on becoming a Christian Teen Counselor and excels in math. She loves to knit, which is not expected out of someone who could care less for wearing anything that did not come from a Banana Republic store. She may be materialistic, but in a sense, that is who she is. However, God has plans for Carly and they do not involve Gucci Bags, Pumps, or Versace. Carly encounter what it truly means to be happy and what it is like to truly help someone in need.
A really shy guy who keeps to himself most of the time. He is also new to the school and doesn't know anyone. He is a nervous and anxious fellow who becomes friends with Joseph and David. He is a natural skateboarder who loves to cook. His favorite dish is Sushi. Hanging out with Natalie and the gang helps Kevin to slowly creep out of his shell and become a more outgoing person. He will need to be more outgoing if he is to ever go out with the rambunctious and bubbly, Carly Lambert-the girl he has his heart set on. While hanging out with Natalie and the others, Kevin becomes more and more interested in knowing more about the Maker of the Universe.