Nye Beach & Character Names

This past weekend some of my friends and I decided it was time for a coast trip due to one of their birthday’s. Out of all the beach towns we chose to stay at, we chose Newport. I hadn’t been to Newport for at least ten years. When we arrived and walked to the beach, I was amazed that the name of the beach was none other than Nye. Why was I surprised though? Well you see, one of my protagonists is named Nye and I never really knew where I got the name from. I thought up the character back in Elementary school and his name had always been set in stone. So…I suppose that makes sense actually. Most likely I named him after the beach that I had so many happy memories of. It is a little strange though that even as a child I unconsciously chose a Welsh name for a character. I suppose that just means I’ve really always been fascinated with Wales and all things Welsh.

Aside from the strange name revelation, my friends and I had a lovely time. We walked up and down the beach, collected stones, drank some mead, and even went to the Oregon Aquarium (if you’re ever there, the shark tunnel is a must). At the aquarium entrance you take a picture of your group and have the option to purchase it later. We ended up doing this only because our picture was so epic that it made the aquarium staff laugh (anime poses always work). Overall, our days at the beach were a complete success. It was a nice end to the summer and a good getaway from the city. Plus I managed to get quite a few pictures of signage that said “Nye beach”. My fellow author friend and I couldn’t stop making jokes while thinking of my character. As we left the beach we waved to it saying “Bye Nye” (I’m pretty sure we’re the only people who think we’re funny).

In addition there was a stretch of beach that reminded us of my fellow writer friend’s own book (which I’ve read). If you want to check out her author site here it is:¬†https://minaeverse.wordpress.com/welcome-to-verses/

Well, I think that’s about it for now. Does anyone else have any interesting character name origin stories? I’d love to know.

Don’t forget to seek out adventure!

xxx

First Blogpost EVER!

This is the first time I’ve used this blog and sadly there is not much to say. Currently I am still in the process of editing the first book as well as sending it out to a childhood friend who wanted to read it (fun fact: they inspired one of the characters).

Aside from that, I’m taking a publishing lab at my university and we just put on a huge writing conference. Though I was working, I managed to put a flea in one of the agent’s ears and received his business card. Could it lead to endless possibilities? Well maybe not. He’s not a big fan of angels. Oh well. There’s always more to seek out, more to ask about, more to hope will pick up your manuscript.

I’ve also learned quite a bit about querying agents so that’s a plus. I’m going to have to start writing my query letters soon for real. But first I should probably finishing editing the last 110 pages…

…or maybe I’ll get working on that youtube channel I wanted to start up. Yeah. Probably that due to my procrastination tendencies.

That’s all for now.

Don’t forget to seek out adventure!

xxx