We have been really sick here in the McKenley household. My husband contracted the flu and thought nothing of spreading it around.
Last night I fell asleep on the couch and through my feverish haze I felt myself being lifted up and carried off to bed. Once he had me squared away under the covers, he checked my temperature, administered my meds and left me to sleep with a soft kiss on the forehead and a whispered I Love You. I immediately forgave him my fever and congestion.
My husband has always been my hero and he plays a starring role in every novel I write. His traits of kindness, responsibility and unmitigated love are the qualities that all my male protagonists have to possess, or else, I won’t write them.
That is one of the main reasons it is so hard for me to write the typical Alpha male. While I love a man that exudes confidence, arrogance is not a quality that I’m personally attracted to.
Where do you get the inspiration for your male leads? Are they typically Alpha or Beta?
Until next time….
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | Category: | 4 comments