Out of the blue I was hit by an idea for a story. I'd recently rediscovered my love for creative writing so I decided to work on the idea and see what would happen. That idea grew, the characters developed and they practically started writing the story for me, but I guess the whole thing started long before that. The quantum butterfly of creativity flapped it's wings the moment that a male model called Caleb Lane had his photograph taken. What does that have to do with my novel? Let me explain.
As I started to write the story I kept notes about the characters, a sort of crib sheet of all their personal details. I had a pretty good idea in my head what everyone looked like but I wanted a visual reference too so I did a Google image search and basically cast the parts of all the characters using models and actors who matched the images in my head.
I wrote the novel relatively quickly, it took about 2 months of casual writing for me to finish the story and another month of tweaking and editting to get it all finished. It was during this time that I got a bit bored one afternoon and out of curiosity I decided to Google Caleb to see who he was and what he did.
I discovered he was much more than just a pretty face! Not only was he a very successful model, he was an expert at martial arts, he'd written a book about the modelling industry, he was an actor and, this is the bit that freaked me out, he was a musician, singer and songwriter - just like Miles!!!
I couldn't believe it when I found his videos on Youtube - it was like watching Miles come to life before my very eyes! I was literally dumbstruck!
So here is Caleb, singing one of his cover versions. Check out his other videos too on his Youtube Chanel The Moon Tower Sessions. He has a lovely voice and plays beautifully. Well worth a listen!