I've talked a few times about the next book I'm working on (and the other book that keeps trying to push out of my head and take up my time). I'm about eighty pages into the book (hand written, of course, I'll use the summer to start typing it up). I have it plotted out and know where I'm going with my characters, but there's a major problem that I'm having with it.
My main character doesn't have a name.
Her sister, Amelia, is another major character in the book, and she's been named since the day I started writing the story.
But for some reason, I can't find the right now for my character.
I'm a bit baffled by this. I can hear her voice, I can picture her and I know her wants and motivations. I just don't know what she's called.
I've tried going through baby name websites, but nothing is working.
I'm sure it'll come to me, but I'm getting sick of writing my book by using a dashes to replace my main character's name. In fact, It's driving me nuts!
How do you come up with your characters' names?
What are your characters' names?
What names of characters do you particularly like in books? For me, it's Jay Gatsby...I love that name!
Characters names are important; I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.