Sorry I didn’t post here at all last week. Everything caught up with me – wisdom teeth recovery, super bowl hang over, snow days, people home sick you name it.
I tried to stick with my daily word count, but even that slipped. It was one of those weeks where getting showered and dressed were big wins, everything else was gravy. As a result I’m thinking about changing my release plans for the Off Earth Series. I haven’t completely decided but I will this week.
For those following along for the numbers update on the Off Earth Series progress –
Book 1 – They Awake
Target release date – 4/13/2018 Behind schedule – considering shift to 7/6/2018
Last weeks word count/target – 7,722/22,000
This weeks word count target – 12,000 words
Total words/projected – 76,579/95,000
The story is coming along well, but I was supposed to be revising last week and sending to beta readers this week. That probably is my answer to shifting the release schedule,but I’ll know for sure at the end of the week.
Who is your favorite supporting character?
With the trailer for Solo dropping last week I was thinking about how he is one of my favorite characters of all time. It made me realize that I’ve almost always been a supporting character kind of guy. So I was wondering, who are your favorite supporting characters?
In Battlestar Galactica I was always a Starbuck guy (even before Starbuck was a she). Maybe it was Dirk Benedict though because I liked Faceman on the A-Team more than Hannibal.
In Star Trek I’ll admit to being a Kirk fan. I like Scotty and Bones, but they aren’t cool enough to take away from the Captain. I didn’t like Spock and now that I’m older I think that’s a testament to Leonard Nimoy being amazing as a Vulcan. Sulu and Checkov didn’t get enough air time in the original series for me to care much one way or the other.
In The Hunger Games, Haymitch was my favorite character and I wouldn’t mind seeing something done with his back story. This was true in the book, before even seeing Woody Harelson play him in the movies.
Tris was not my favorite character in Divergent. Four wasn’t either, but I did like Christina and Peter.
Harry Potter feels like it has the biggest selection of supporting characters that are likable. I don’t dislike Harry and it might be another sign of my age, but I think Dumbledore is awesome.
I think that one of the things that makes a series great is the ability to become invested in multiple characters. Anytime we talked about favorite characters from books or movies in our house the best stories require the longest thought. When the kids, or myself, don’t automatically select a main character as the favorite I know the story teller has created a compelling world.
So who are your favorite supporting characters? What are some stories that have a great team where you are fully invested in the outcome for each of them?