Choosing My Baby’s Name – (& No Goals!)

I’ve been a bit spacey the past few days. I don’t suppose you can blame me; an operation on Wednesday, powerful pain killing drugs until Saturday and too much sleep as a result of the same.
I won’t go on about it too much except to say that the op went well, I’m fine and that I probably won’t even have scars from the cuts the docs made. Just three small incisions and soluble sutures which will probably be gone by this time next week.

As a result of the break I’ve not done any more work on WTRE, but I have made a very important decision. You may recall this post in which I talk about my name versus that of the female protagonist in my last WIP which is currently with beta readers. You know… SORB?
Well… the strong and consistent answer from you fine people (thank you, so, so much!) was that my name (as a writer) is better known to be Ileandra Young and it’s far easier to change the name of the character than to change my name. And that doing so makes far more sense.

So that’s what I’m going to do.

Now, I picked this blog title because it does feel that way. Ileandra is my baby. Just as much as Leon and Michael are my babies, I’ve spent the same amount of time, care and head-thumping coming up with something that suits. And it all came down to watching an ancient film starring Sylvester Stallone.

Yeeeeeeah. I love this film. There’s a whole back story as to why I like it, but that’s a story for another day. However for the purposes of this post let me tell you; it was magical. A bit like when I picked the name ‘Ileandra’ in the first place. I just heard it, loved it and knew it was mine.

So… going forward, the name of the female protagonist in the Saar’s Legacy Trilogy is Lenina Miller.

I feel like there should be more fanfare than that. Bells, whistles, song, dance and cider… alas my stitches itch and I’m feeling sleepy again. So there will be none of that.

Also, I think it’s cruel to give myself more goals when I haven’t completed the last set. So, like Raven, I have none this week. I’m going to let myself mill on the wind and see how I feel next week.

Until then, lovelies!
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About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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6 Responses to Choosing My Baby’s Name – (& No Goals!)

  1. jmmcdowell says:

    Take care of yourself! And Lenina Miller sounds like a strong, intriguing name—just like Ileandra Young. 😀


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