guys, let's face it, in one way or another, we add ourselves into our books.
And, honestly, I think that's nothing to be ashamed of. I've read articles where people say it's egotistical to have autobiographical characters - I think it's total bull.
I mean, the only person you know !00% is yourself (and okay, maybe the characters camping out in your mind), so why would you not put a part of yourself in a book? It's your little mark in the book, a glimpse to your readers where you're coming from.
For instance, take Cassie. She started pretty much as an autobiographical character, personality wise. Appance wise, she changed hair color and height every day.
So, then, in order to remember what on earth she looked like. I made her look like me.
And no, I do not look like this most days, so don't picture Cassie looking like this. At least not in the early books (maybe in the later books, but that's another topic for another time!) I mean, we can't all look that fabulous all the time, now can we? (even I know some people who try.)
In the early books, Cassie (and myself) look more like this. Yeah, except my hair NEVER actually looks this good.
Ah, the wonder of modern technology.
But, not only does Cass look like me, she's got similiar quarks to mine. For instance.
- We both like to fancy ourselves as redheads (even when others tell us not)
- We both have a fear of flying/heights
- We both have a fear of thunderstorms