Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Whip-It Up Wednesdays!!

Since embarking on this adventure, I've had a voice chirping "Write Me" in my ear for the better part of a year and a half. I find it rather surprising that the intensity of my character's demand is as incessant as my daughter's "Mommy, where we going?" and the classic "Mommy, whatch-you doing?"

So, without further ado, I give you Melanie Wainscott!

Sarah: Hello, Melanie. Are you happy to have a voice now?

Melanie: It's about time, don't you think? Why am I still in your head and not living life between the covers of a book in the hands of someone who will actually listen to my voice. With all of the, "Oops, forgot to change the laundry" and "Where did I set my keys?" it's mighty crowded in here!

Sarah: Urm. Sorry about that. It's a bit difficult managing a household, kids, and trying to hone my craft.

Melanie: Are you done, then?

Sarah: Done with what?

Melanie: The excuses.

Sarah: Hey! Now, that was below the belt!

Melanie: Well, come now. It's been sometime since you listened to what I have to say. I'm ready to be presented to the world.

Sarah: Well, have at it! Sheesh! You're a bossy bit of goods.

Melanie: Shh! It's my turn now!

Well, hello out there in blog land! Fancy meeting you here. I'm so thrilled to finally have my voice heard. It's hard to get a word in edgewise in that woman's head. She's learning, but sometimes she needs a good kick to the--

Sarah: Now, who is rambling?

Melanie: Did someone say something?

Sarah: Why don't you tell us about yourself instead of tormenting me?

Melanie: A fine idea. I enjoy reading and needlework.

Sarah: The reading part is right, but needlework? You couldn't sew yourself out of a sack!

Melanie: Would you have me tell them I like to fish and be outdoors rather than cooped up with watercolors and afternoon tea?

Sarah: Nothing wrong with liking to fish.

Melanie: Mucking about with fish isn't exactly a topic for the parlor, if you catch my meaning. Delicate sensibilities and all.

Sarah: Then, tell them about Bradford.

Melanie: What's to say? He's simply perfect in every way.

Sarah: What did they call it back then? Oh, yes. Now, there is a clanker if I ever heard one.

Melanie: Well, he is . . . except when he's brooding. Then he's as amiable as a badger poked with a stick.

Sarah: When did you know Bradford was the gent for you?

Melanie: The first time I clapped eyes on him. He's such a fine figure of a man. He has the most expressive eyes and his smile turns my knees to jam. I just start shaking from hair pins to boots!

Sarah: Um, that's . . . nice, but what is it about his character that you like.

Melanie: He's the bravest and most generous man I know. Always putting others before himself. He could have been killed when save me from that awful--

Sarah: Tsk, tsk. Mustn't give too much away now! It's not quite for certain that "you-know-who" is the person Bradford is going to save you from. It could be the butler or the dashing Lord Eversley.

Melanie: Well, what the deuce are you waiting for? Books don't write themselves, you know. If you'd lay off reality TV, I might get my happily ever after!

Sarah: And that will be all the time we have for today, Melanie. Thank you.

Melanie: Suit yourself. Guess you need to get to work before I decide I want to have a love of music instead of fishing. We both know you haven't a clue about reading music. Didn't you drop out of your elementary school band because you couldn't figure out how to play the flute?

Sarah: Point taken. I'll get busy.

Well, there you have it! A glimpse into what I deal with all day-everyday! Now, I need you to humor me, please dish about the pesky voices in your head. (ha! Only writers would understand that request! Anyone else would sign me up for a one way trip to the white coat palace!)


Kaye Manro said...

Sarah-- you are so witty I can't stand it! I love the way you wrote this. And now I can't wait to read your work. It's got to be so humorous and fun.

And oh yes, don't we all have those pesky characters pushing us to write their story!

Sarah Simas said...

Ha! You think it's witty, Kaye, and my hubby thought that I was crazed!! LOL See? I was right only writers would get it! LOL

Cari Quinn said...

This was so fun! And I'm with Kaye...I can't wait to read your work. :)

Rebecca J Vickery said...

Hi Sarah,
Now you know exactly what I went through when dealing with Stacey Parker while writing Surviving. Such a mouthy, pesky woman. And had to have things all her own way. Melanie and Stacey should definitely meet. LOL Don't know if you and I would live through it though. I now have another voice in my head. Only this time it's a guy. Remember Martin from Looking Through The Mist? He is yelling at me constantly to tell his story next. Doesn't matter that I am already working on three other books. He just won't shut up. Men!!!
And my Hubby has our local mental hospital on speed dial...just in case.

Ginny M. Christensen said...

OMG! You are just amazing. I love it!!!

Honestly, Sarah. Reading and needlework? With that brassy attitude Melanie has, she should be taming some wild horses. Or bettter yet, Bradford should tame her!

It was nice meeting Melanie and I can't wait to find out more about her charater and her plans to woo Bradford. Do keep us updated on her progress.

Very witty, my friend :)


Debra Kayn said...

lol I love it. What a voice...not boring at all with Melanie around. Although, she should like fishing! ;-)

June Rodriguez said...

Sarah, great peek into Melanie. Deffinitely not needlework but I can see her doing something outdoorsy. How about archery? Shooting bows with great accuracy. We should talk!