Further to this tweet:
I’ve decided to do exactly what it says on the tin and totally objectify my own cast lists.
Research done (and don’t you dare tell me this doesn’t count as hard work) for the following novels and novellas:
- Stay the Night (Kit and Steven)
- Temporary Position (Tyler and Sebbe)
- Dark-Adapted Eyes (Alex and Gabe)
- Plus One (Spencer)
- Long Time Coming (Leo)
- By the Book (Daniel and Reece)
- Burn (Austin and James)
- Family Jewels (Devon)
When it comes to A Little Death and Bring Me to Life, there are crossovers with the main male characters; Jonathan Cutler and Cian Ambrose appear in both books, so I’m only going to count them once each, adding in Nathan Stephenson, who appears only in BMTL.
I’m missing out Deep Screw as it’s the first book I ever wrote without casting the two main characters (Cameron and Ryan) which is probably why it took me so long to write. Word dentistry; you know…writing the damn book was like pulling teeth. All I know about Cameron is that he’s got dirty blond hair, and as for Ryan, he has dark hair and dimples when he smiles.
Also I’m not counting the book I’m currently writing, as ‘casting’ isn’t confirmed until the book is actually edited and published. My blog, my rules. 😀
With the above kept in mind, the scorecard reads as follows:
Total main male characters: sixteen.
Jensen Ackles: 1
Richard Armitage: 1
Gerard Butler: 1
Bradley Cooper: 1
Colin Farrell: 1
Matthew Gray Gubler: 1
Jared Leto: 1
Shannon Leto: 1
James McAvoy: 2
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: 2
Joaquin Phoenix: 1
James Purefoy: 1 (ONE! ONLY ONE!!!)
Alexander Skarsgard: 1
Aidan Turner: 1
Lessons learned: I really like guys with J-names. I haven’t ‘used’ James McAvoy and JRM nearly as much as I’d previously thought. And I need to write more books.
It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.