Laura Josephsen is hosting a Favorite Character Blogfest, and I'm participating! I didn't have to think much to choose a favorite character, although an ever increasing number of characters populate my mind and to talk me incessantly.
My all-time favorite character is Diego, the love futbol star of my manuscript SOUTHERN CROSS. Diego is Camila's (my main character's) love interest. Since the book is written from her point of view, we don't get to know Diego's thoughts. But I love what others say about him:
"Looking like a rock star, surrounded by admirers, he cupped his hands around his mouth
so I could hear him from across the street. “I’ll call you later, Camila!” he said.
I hope he meant tonight."
"As if he feels my eyes on him, Diego turns around and looks straight at me. He grins that smile I’m sure boys take secret lessons for. The fútbol star replaces the forlorn lost boy."
“'I was getting worried about you,' Diego says. He stands up to take my backpack from
When he kisses my cheek, a thousand replies blare in my mind. The more prominent are:
Looking great, Titan.
I missed you and it’s only been fourteen hours since I last saw you.
Father Hugo, from the orphanage where Diego grew up:
“I always knew he’d
reach far and high. I’m so proud of him. I dare wager that even without his adoptive mom, he would have still risen from his dire circumstances. Diego was born a fighter. "
The kids from the orphanage:
"Several dark-haired little ones run inside the house yelling, “The Titan came to play.
“Don’t make them crazy. It’s all I ask,” Father Hugo implores.
“I’ll do my best,” Diego says and runs to meet his greatest admirers, chasing them with
The kids shriek, ecstatic."
I am a futbol fanatic, and I there are several futbol players I admire tremendously. Diego was loosely based on a couple of kids who lived in my barrio in Argentina, and made it to the "big leagues." They are everyone's heroes. The pride and joy of us all.
I'm looking forward to reading the other participants' entries! Thanks to my friend Julie for the link to this awesome opportunity. For details on how to participate, click on the button!