Yes, blogging friends, as the title might suggest, I’m having a contest. And from all the extra and sometimes extraneous wordage you’ll find in this post, you might have guessed I’m knee-deep in writing my NaNo novel. So, without further ado, and regrets that I can’t use my blog posts in my NaNo word count, here are the details:
A character who is very important to my story is as of yet nameless. Help me solve this dilemma by suggesting a name, a nickname actually, and, if your suggestion is chosen, you’ll win a $10 Amazon gift card!! The contest starts now, and I’ll take submissions up until midnight central standard time on the night of November 14th. Everyone is eligible, even my blood relatives, because I’m picking the name that best represents this dude. No playing favorites here.
The character is a sleazy washed up male celebrity in his late 30s. He blackmails somebody with naked pictures, so he’s pretty much an asshole. He isn’t one of the main characters, but he’s integral to the plot, somebody you’ll love to hate. He has multiple tattoos and parties a lot (I know, duh). I’m thinking maybe an animal nickname, along the lines of but not the obvious Snake or Spider. Or maybe he’s named after a weapon, or it’s a bad word in a foreign language. But hey, that’s up to you to come up with. And I’d prefer one or two syllables, since that’s the normal nickname length. 🙂 Just leave your entry as a comment on this thread, and check back around November 17th to find out who wins. Thanks so much and good luck!! (Seriously, my NaNo novel needs your help!)
I’m NaNoing my little heart out, so I’m sorry if I haven’t gotten around to your blogs as much as I’d like, but I’m trying to catch up. 🙂 Chris over at the Kelworth Files is posting very some great interviews with NaNo participants, so check it out, and I’ll let you know when my upcoming interview will be. And my buddy Joy (J. L. Campbell) from The Character Depot is hosting a Getting to Know You Blogfest, so check that out, and come back to read my post for it on November 13th.
So what are you waiting for? Go think of a super cool nickname for my character, for goodness sake!