Here we are, with another round of Beautiful People!
I’m telling you, this one is GOOD. It’s the childhood edition. Childhoods have a huge impact on characters, so this one was super good for me to write. And guess who the character is from? (Hint, hint.) Yup, Ocean Hues! You’re probably getting sick and tired of these characters by now…so sorry. Its so good for me to be doing these, as I need some inspiration to get this story finished, and deepen the characters. I’m almost done with the first draft! *WOOT! WOOT!*
What is their first childhood memory?
Chelsea has fleeing images of her mom, but the first real “memory” is when her daddy asked her what they should name their new fishing vessel, and she said, “Cora Lee for Mommy!” It’s the only time she remembers her dad crying. (She was three.)
What were their best and worst childhood experiences?
Best would be sitting on her daddy’s lap in the wheelhouse of the Cora Lee doing schoolwork and watching the deckhands below. The worst would be
What’s something that scared them as child?
Number 1, gummy worms.(She has three boy cousins, two of them older than her. Imagine the stories about innocent gummy worms?)
Number 2, sleeping in a room by herself. Maybe it started after her mom died, and her dad started letting her sleep in his bed. Or maybe because there was always a stray cousin ready to have a sleepover.
Who did they look up to most?
She looked up to her aunt Kendra, who was the only mother figure in her life and taught her girl things in an all-boy household.
Favorite and least favorite childhood foods?
Favorite would be raw broccoli, and least favorite is shrimp (still is). :)
If they had their childhood again, would they change anything?
She wouldn’t take her close-knit family, unusual as they are, for granted.
It’s a beachfront cottage on a quiet, secluded beach on the Washington coast.
What kind of child were they? Curious? Wild? Quiet? Devious?
A combo of curious and devious, and probably a hint of wild. When raised by only a dad, next door to three boy cousins, she had to learn to hold her own.
What was their relationship to their parents and siblings like?
Her relationship with her dad is pretty special, especially so because she doesn’t have a mom. She doesn’t have siblings, but her three boy cousins are the closest things she’s got, and they all get along very well, even in their adult years.
What did they want to be when they grew up, and what did they actually become?
She wanted to be a crab fisher like her daddy. And she married a crab fisher. :) Next best thing.
Are you getting sick of Chelsea yet? Should I switch to another character to interview for these things?
What kind of a child were you?