100 Heads in 100 Days #99
|Berrie... or maybe Berry. The purple stuff is jam, if you were wondering.|
It's no wonder, then, that a major character in my book is an otter, is it? Now if only I could settle on its name. I'm torn between the spelling of it, Berrie or Berry...
I also don't think I've quite got its look down yet, the face isn't the right shape and the eyes are too close together; it's straying into bear territory a bit too much. I think I'll be doing a series of posts some time soon where I try and nail down each major character's appearance.
Me Fact #99
If I do manage to eventually get a publishing deal for the Realms of Faerie, I hope I get a say in the format and design of the books, though I know this is probably unlikely. I have pretty specific things in mind for them, though I am flexible and will defer to a better designer than myself. I think D. M. Cornish's 'Monster Blood Tattoo' books are gorgeous, and something similar would suit my Realms of Faerie books perfectly.
I want to make the books an experience to read. I want there to be lots of illustrations, naturally; but I want to do things like maps, character biographies, appendices and such. I also want to have little short stories at the end of the books dealing with specific characters. I figure that if Pixar can do it with their movies, I can do it with my books!