Here’s the ‘this.’
This is a portrait of Park Jung-Min, a Korean singer/actor. He was so much fun to draw; everything just ‘came together’ as it so rarely does. I’m very happy with it. =)
As for the ‘that,’ – I got this response to the lovely Monica, who’s always so wonderfully enthusiastic to read my writing. She read “The Shadows Fall” and I got this very, very amazingly encouraging reply (I edited it a tiny bit so as to avoid spoilers)-
I have to admit, picking a favorite character is tough, i loved Sienna and Eristor and just all of them! And you killed XXXXXXX!!!!! How could you kill XXXXXX? I mean, you did a good job killing XXXX, because you’re obviously getting a good reaction from me ;). But how could you kill XXXX!!?! I live in hope that maybe XXXXX not really dead, I mean, this is a fantasy novel after all, it could happen. Good job with that btw ;). I guess that could count as the scene that I responded to the most emotion-wise, I was almost crying…
One of the characters that I actually liked the most, with the obvious exception of Eristor or Sienna ;), would be Marcus Gale, I loved the guy! He was pretty awesome, and I hope he gets more page time in book two. Caranthir was an amazing villain! I loved the bantering between Sienna and Alec, and having four brothers, I can totally relate to it, which is fun! Those scenes were so much fun to read through, and just to see them interact like that was hysterical. I also love how Alec “stepped up to the plate” during the scene with the merrows. And the scene were Eristor finally just laughs! When Marcus is giving Sienna swimming lessons!! *squeal* He’s just adorable there! Okay, okay, I may as well just give up on trying to pick a favorite scene, really! Sorry if this was a little muddled and jumbled a bit, hopefully its in a decent enough form for you to tell how much I sincerely loved that novel! Can’t wait to see what happens with its sequel 😉
Now what author doesn’t like to hear that said about her novel? I ask you.