a compendium of musings and rants from Alison Beightol, who is old enough to know better.
Monday, April 25, 2011
okay y'all here it is
after reading an awesome author/ blogger/ friend's (Rod Rees- read The Demi Monde! it's freakin sweet!) recent post, I'm gonna do some revealing. as you may know I'd been doing some hand wringing and emotional sweating over a certain character in BLOOD OF NEW BEGINNINGS. with good reason. the character is Reinhard Heydrich. I made him a vampire and he is true to his human character. I don't make him glamorous or nifty. he's just an opportunistic, manipulative morally bankrupt dude. just like in life. when I was researching him, I was always terrified people would find my computer, look in the files and see all the Heydrich stuff and think I was a nut. I really was bothered by this, so bothered that I didn't tell very many people about this until it was picked up for publication by Charles River Press. I guess the publisher felt it was appropriate. it's a weird thing writing about reprehensible people. I know I joke about Vladimir Putin and Dick Cheney because I have that kind of sense of humor. but I do take things seriously and don't try to make evil great. I think that happens enough on it's own to humans. face it we dig bad guys, even if it's in secret. we're human and full of flaws. but I just wanted to get RH, vampire out in the open.