It’s been harder than I thought this past week to stay away from Golden Knave. I think about it a lot. 🙂 That’s supposed to be the point I guess, but it’s been easier said than done for me.
I have some ideas to enlarge Vice’s role in the story, pushing Kitya to a secondary character rather than a lead this time. She’ll come roaring back in the next book – maybe. I haven’t really thought much about the next book because I still haven’t finished this one yet.
I’ve decided to reveal my inspiration for actually working on GK after all this time. It’s not like anyone is actually reading this and will tell on me. 🙂
I have loved Doctor Who since I was very young, and I was quite upset when it went off the air in 1989. I didn’t even bother watching the show when it tried to restart in 1996, and I was very resistant to the successful restart in 2005. My favorite doctor of all is Tom Baker 1974-1981. It was while I was trying, very unsuccessfully, to restart GK from scratch when I finally gave in and began watching the shows reruns.
I fell in love with the concept of Doctor Who all over again, and the men who played tihs iconic character brought him back to the ones I enjoyed watching before Colin Baker took over in 1984. I didn’t really care for any of the men who played the doctor since he took over until it ended in 1989, but I’d been hoping they’d come up with someone better before the show was canceled. I wasn’t that sad to see it end.
Now, I’m binge watching the show, and I watch all the way to the year Capaldi took over. I watched his first season. I watched all the show specials. I was captivated. The one actor who caught my attention and fascinated me was David Tennant. He was in his 40s when he played a very physically active Doctor Who. Yes, Matt Smith was just as physical, but he was in his late 20s when he was cast – the youngest I think to ever take over the roll.
Anyway, I was touched by how he was the one Doctor, other than Patrick Troughton, who didn’t want to “die” – regenerate. I read up on him and was impressed by how busy the man was, and still is! I watched several movies, television shows and youtube videos of him, studying his looks, his moves, his mannerisms – learning about him.
The result was Vice. He is a conglomerate of several of Mr. Tennant’s characters, not just Doctor Who. I’ve seen him in Hamlet, and I cried at the end. I saw him is Casanova with Peter O’Toole, and I cried at the end. I’m not a crier, usually. I am trying very hard to make this rogue, Vice, into the kind of guy you would cry over if he took a dirt nap. Even if nobody else ends up liking him, I do, and that’s what matters the most to me.
I was so taken by how active and busy Mr. Tennant is despite being in his late 40s, doing all the things he loves doing, and I was ashamed to have almost given up completely on my own dream – on the things I love doing. I am going to write and self publish until I physically can’t. If nobody ever reads a single work I have ever written and ever will write – I don’t care!
I did it my way!
See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel!!