It’s Road Trip Wednesday! This week, the folks over at YA Highway are asking: What images inspire/represent your WIP or favorite book?
My WIP “Mosaic: Tessera” (don’t get too attached to that name, I think it will change) takes place on three different planets but on all three, a common factor is the characters are out in the woods often. So lush, green trees (much like the ones in my blog header), streams, and undergrowth are all what put me in the right frame of mind to be “there.”
My main character – Tess – has a “Mosaic” eye (at least that’s what I’m calling it). It is a pupil that is split into two colors. At left is an example – this is a picture of my daughter’s eye. Guess where I got the idea? I LOVE this funky eye. I just knew that I would work it into a story somehow, some day. For purposes of this story, it is one of the ways that my other main character, Trevin, knows that he has found the right person when he locates her.
Trevin’s major feature – and one that is called upon as a descriptor of his mood often throughout the book – is his astonishing green eyes. (Hm, I’m noticing a pattern here!) I love playing around with the description of Trevin’s green eyes. They can melt into emeralds, become forest green, hold the sunlight and become light green… the possiblities are endless. And gorgeous!
Play along! What images inspire your WIP or a favorite novel?
UPDATE! Success! I found the color picture of my daughter’s “mosaic eye.” A couple people wondered what the colors looked like. The difference is pretty subtle unless you are looking closely.