Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Burning up the calendar...

I was looking back through my old posts to when I started this blog. I was hit upside the head! Back in March I wrote that I was in the middle of Chapter Eight. March! That was forever ago. Now here it is, almost August and I'm only nearing the end of Chapter Twelve. Unacceptable. I know I've had a few things going on in my life besides the book, but really... almost five months and only four chapters? I think it's time I put this thing in a higher gear!

Anyway, I was hoping that you guys could help me with a current issue. I thought it would be fun to have my readers help me choose names for a couple of my characters... Liz (main character for you newbies) vacationed at a really nice B&B in upstate New York. The owners of this B&B are a super nice older couple. Picture a still-active grandmother cooking up a storm for her guests. I've already written the section, but want to change the names. When I picture this couple, I think of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus; you know... twinkling eyes, rosy cheeks, warm and tender. But don't think all silvery-haired and chubby... They are very fit and active, as they do must of the upkeep on this place themselves.

I want nice old-fashioned popular names... Not too popular, like Jim and Mary Smith, but nothing terrifically unique. The year is 1990 and they are in their early sixties.

I can't wait to see what you suggest!

9 comments:

Rae said...

Presenting Jonathan and Olivia Wise.
Too goofy??

Lazy Writer said...

Oh, I am so bad with coming up with names, but how about Stanley and Rose Bellamy. I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!

Anonymous said...

How about Carol and Fred? lol!

TC said...

Sean Butler and his wife Peggy. Or if Sean is too new how about Sam or Samuel?

Stephanie Faris said...

I knew a girl who went by SueLou recently. It seemed interesting to me. Think Biblical. A lot of older couples have names that came right out of the Bible.

MzzLily said...

Oh gosh! I was hoping I wouldn't get so many that I'd have to choose. After the 1st 3 comments, I decided on Olivia Bellamy and hubby Fred... Or should it be Samuel? I like Butler... This is going to get tough!

chicamom85 said...

Ruth and Charles Liberty

SquirrelQueen said...

Roxanne and Frederick?

MzzLily said...

Hmmm... I see two votes for Fred. I will make a decision this evening on both the characters and the company names and post it.