Beautiful People March Edition is all about one of the main characters in my newest contemporary novel, Rhett Newman. Rhett is in the Secret Story I’ve been talking about over the past few months. I know, I haven’t said much about this particular story, but because it is my Camp NaNo (April) project, I’m going to introduce you to the story in TWO WEEKS. This is just to whet your appetite. ;P
I don’t remember exactly what inspired Rhett…I just know I needed a really sweet guy to balance out my feisty main character. So, I based him off my oldest brother and dad.
Describe their daily routine.
Onboard the Cora Lee (a crab fishing vessel), there isn’t much of a routine. Rhett eats and sleeps when he has the chance; whenever he isn’t out working the deck.
At home in Ocean Shores, he wakes up, makes a bowl of cereal and a fried egg, makes a cup of coffee, and sits down at his one-chair table. After that, he reads his Bible, dresses, and heads to the Sanders’ home. After doing whatever odd jobs need to be done, he eats lunch with one of the Sanders’ families. The rest of the day is spent working or hanging out. Then he heads back to the apartment and goes to sleep.
If they joined your local high school, what clique would they fit into?
Rhett is 20 years old. He wouldn’t be joining any high school. ‘Nuff said.
His bunk on the Cora Lee.
Living in an apartment.
His car (it drops parts each time he hits a pothole).
Macaroni and cheese.
How do they react in awkward silences?
Rhett isn’t too terribly talkative, so silence really isn’t awkward to him. That and it’s rarely quiet with Chelsea around.
Can they swim? If so, how did they learn?
Yeah, he can swim. I don’t know how he learned…why does it matter? His dad threw him in a lake. There…that sounds good.
The death of his family. All of them, on one night, in one horrible car wreck.
What things do they value most in life?
He values his own life pretty dearly, especially after the tragic death of his parents and sister. Other than that, he values the friendship of the Sanders family. Chelsea and her father especially. His Bible is also very important to him.
Do they believe in giving other people second chances? Do they have any trust issues?
Yes, he does believe in giving second chances. I wouldn’t call Rhett’s slowness to share his heart with others a trust issue, but maybe that’s what it is.
Your character is having a rough day…what things do they do to make them happy again? Is there anyone they talk/interact with to get in a better mood?
Take a break from whatever it is he’s doing, go for a walk on the beach…talk to Chelsea. :)
Would you want to be friends with Rhett? Do you enjoy these Beautiful People posts?