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Una’s getting her game face on. Time to get this show on the road!

I’m really glad that we’ve reached November. I’ll have a break from conventions finally, and I’ll have some time to work on other projects again. This week I’ll be putting together my entry for the Monsters and Dames book that Emerald City Comic Con does each year. After that, I’ll be getting the PDF versions of book three out to backers. And then I think I’ll start work on a (for now) secret project that I’ll be talking more about soon. Still mulling it over a little in my mind before I announce that particular project in detail. It should be a creative November!

What are you looking forward to this month?

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I wonder if Una’s talent at disguise comes from her inner desire to be someone completely different than who she was born.

I think it has more to do with the rush Una gets from pulling off a heist. The same sort of feeling of successfully pulling off a prank. She has a mischievous streak. The skill itself comes from a lot of practice to succeed at said heists. She’s spent years working up to more and more difficult disguises. Auditors are one of the tougher ones to pull off, because they face more scrutiny than other positions.

So it’s an accessory to the adrenaline rush? Una strikes me definitely as the adrenaline-junkie kind of character, though less in the rush-into-physical-danger sense than, like you said, the prankster rush-because-I-didn’t-get-caught sense.

You make really fascinating characters.

Una definitely has a bit of an adrenaline-junkie side. Although it’s less in the “do reckless thing” (although she totally does) and more in the “how many of this person’s buttons can I push?” kind of way. There’s also a feeling of skill. Lot of prep work. Scoping out a place, finding and exploiting weaknesses, making a plan and then flying by the seat of her pants at the part where the plan inevitably goes wrong. There’s both a sense of risk and a joy in her personal prowess.

Those kinds of characters always give me a kind of vicarious joy to watch them because of just how much of themselves they throw into whatever they’re doing.

Una sounds like a bit of a manipulator (we knew that already)… I find myself thinking that manipulators are often people who have been manipulated in the past and wonder if that’s part of Una’s story? And if so – then who? I just really have to know more about her, and I know that most of her story will likely never come out. Which makes every little piece of knowledge we do get endlessly fascinating.

Frankly, even I don’t know how much of her backstory will eventually come to light or not. Una’s the kind of character that dictates to me who she is and what she wants, rather than the other way around. Most of the time, I’m just trying to keep up with her. And she has a way of always getting what she wants, even if it completely throws all of my author plans right out the window. So, who knows, you may get your wish someday after all!

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