Waiting for You: Meet the Characters (Post #2)

Welcome to post numero dos of Meet the Characters! In case you missed it, here is the first post.

Today I’d like to introduce my female protagonist:

Full Name: Kylie Charlotte Lewis
DOB: July 10, 1991
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 135 lbs.
Eye color: Blue
Ethnicity: White
Hair color: Blonde
Family: Mother – Sarah Lewis; Father – Daniel Lewis (deceased – 2004)
Occupation: Advice columnist
Hobbies: Surfing at Folly Beach, watching and reading murder mysteries
Hometown: Born and raised in Charleston, SC
Current residence: West Ashley (a suburb of Charleston)
Friends: Catalina “Cat” Gomez
Education: College of Charleston, BA in Journalism
Religion: Christian
Personality: Introverted, empathetic, sensible
Favorite Food: 
Mexican – favorite dish is chilaquiles, made by Cat’s mother
Favorite Music: Pop, Pop-Rock

Here’s your link to the actress.



With revisions, I mean. I’ve scoured my manuscript so many times. It’s to the point now that I’m just being nitpicky, taking out commas then putting them back, or racking my brain if I like how a sentence is worded. It’s gone through several beta readers and an editor. I don’t know what else I can do with it.

I’ve also decided on a definite title for it. Two Beat Adagio was a working title while I tried to think of a better one, but now I’ve finally got the best title I could think of: Waiting for You.

I’ve been working on my hook:

“There are two things Kylie Lewis has learned: cancer and loss have the power to tear us apart, but music and love have the power to heal us.”

Can I say how much I despise writing hooks and pitches for query letters? Like, loads. Maybe it’s because I feel like there’s so much more to my story that I can’t fit in a query. 

I’m kind of sad that I’m done with Waiting for You. I truly enjoyed writing it. It’s like finishing a really good book, and you feel like you just lost these little friends who you love dearly. Does that sound weird? Maybe a little.