The song that started it all...
There was this idea that played in my head of using a Sicilian girl character whose parent's owned a Pizzeria. The story mulled and mulled, even while I was on my honeymoon...then a certain Mr. Castro song wouldn't get out of my head.
And here is one of the best things about being a writer: If I find someone attractive it's completely okay for me to fawn over him as long as it's for my writing purposes. So thus I wanted my character to fall for someone that looked like Jason Castro. (And just look at those blue eyes, *gush*)
But a regular girl falling for a singer? SO overdone. Then I watched a Jim Breuer special and the one thing I remember him from was on Saturday Night Live when he did a skit as the stoner snowboarders from the Olympics.
A snowboarder + Sicilian girl = SOLD.
I knew I wanted the girl to look a certain way...
I am aware that this is Lisa Loeb and I am aware that she is older than a seventeen year old girl, but I like the whole pageboy cut and glasses look. I think it's cute and I could totally see it on a Sicilian girl. (Yes, in case you are wondering I am Sicilian. Well half my dad's from the south...so it kind of makes sense when you look at my characters.)
I added a mean girl from the beginning and decided that I didn't want the blonde cheerleader, so I made her Asian and play an instrument. Somehow it's working...don't ask questions.
2K in and we'll see how my vomit draft turns out.
Beta readers be ready!