Friday, April 23, 2010

T is for...

Theatrics and The Tyrant King.

First, let me explain. Theatrics. As I mentioned in my S post, I am raising 2 daughters. Theatrics are a way of life. In fact, my youngest girl was in her first play last fall. In her age group, she had the only speaking part. Not that I'm a proud mama or anything. :)

But, really, let's be fair. My boys have a penchant for theatrics as well. One of my sons--ironically the one who had surgery at ten months of age--is the biggest boober of them all. Slight scratch. The smallest pinch. And he yowls like there's no tomorrow.

My girls really keep me hopping. It takes some time to sift through the theatrics and figure out what the real, underlying issue is. And, since they're 8 and 6, I'm pretty sure this has only just begun.

Now, as for The Tyrant King. If you've been reading my blogs since the beginning of the month, you'll automatically assume I mean King Gregory. Sadly, no. This particular tyrant is Donovan Vincent Gildresleve--Gregory's son.

In my third novel, the last of the trilogy, I continue Krystal's story with the introduction of the long-lost son of King Gregory. Donovan is a fascinating character and has been a TON of fun to write. He makes his daddy look like a misbehaving little boy.

The Tyrant King does not have a cover yet. But when I think of it, I envision the Chateau D'If in France at sunset. Imagine the picture above with red, gold and bronze streaking the sky. Oh, baby. :)


Trudy said...

It seems that girls usually have a bigger flair for the dramatic, but I suppose I will be the unlucky one that gets the dramatic son, LOL!

Shannon said...

I have a dramatic teen son and a dramatic 10 yr old daughter, the other two of mine are pretty non-dramatic! Great post!

Raquel Byrnes said...

This new character sounds exciting...and as for the drama...with 11 and 13 year-old-girls I'm here to warn gets worse. =) Wait until the eye roll, hair flipping thing starts. ARGH!

Wanda said...

I have neice who is quite dramatic.

Grammy said...

Hi, Oh yes, having raised two daughters, I know what theatrics are. Everything is a drama. Ha. Your little one is gorgeous! Adorable! Your trilogy sounds really great, too.

Marjorie said...

I have five kids and they are ALL about the theatrics. If my girls aren't beating each other senseless they are arguing about something. My oldest son who is the middle child cries at the drop of a dime, and don't even think about getting the slightest bit stern with the youngest ones.

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