Here I am sitting now with a huge dilemma on my hands. I need to figure out who is going to be the love interest of the complex male character that I created. Lucian is a complex character. He isn’t exactly an Alpha but isn’t exactly a Beta either.
The problem comes in is trying to develop a female that can deal with all of his dark moods, his quirks, his lack of talking and not be a total pushover either. She has to care for Lucian but at the same time she needs to be her own woman where getting Lucian to come out of his shell is not all that she is living for.
I suppose the first thing is first is that I need to figure out her name. A name can really shape the character. I love characters being able to have a nickname as well. So something that doesn’t sound so bland yet gives her character. I think all the gemstones have been over done. Diamond, Ruby, Jade… I could name her Amethyst but that isn’t going to work.
I am starting with what I want the name to mean and narrow it down from there. I am looking for something that means “silent warrior” or something similar. That is what she is, a silent warrior, she would have to be to get this hard rock that I created in Lucian.
How hard can it be coming up with a character that can match him? Well, she would have to be someone who is the opposite of him in order for there to be some sort of conflict there. She has to be someone who is more of a cat person than a dog person. Or more family oriented considering that Lucian doesn’t have any. Someone who adores her friends where Lucian is a recluse.
Yet, at the same time, she has to be someone who can be taught what a quiet night is like, and someone who can appreciate the things about Lucian that he can’t change and won’t change.
She would have to be just as complex as Lucian, but with her emotions more on the surface. That is a problem because that would mean I would need to study someone who is the opposite of me. I am more like Lucian!
To the drawing board I go… wish me luck!