Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Yeah, his name is Edward! And maybe I'll change Lucas to Christian! J/k

Okay, I'm going to answer a question that I've been hearing a lot of which is-- How could I have used the infamous name Edward in Lady Out of Time. You may not know this, like if you've been living on Mars or something, but there is a very successful franchise that has a dude named Edward.

So here is the deal, when I started writing this book I called him Edward. And after I felt like I knew him, and I fell in love with him, I was sitting at my computer and I suddenly thought 'Oh crap, his name is Edward.' And even my critique partner said I should change it. And I kind of meant to, but didn't. Cause he's Edward to me.

As an author, I write with the reader in mind and I do make changes because I love having fans of my books and don't want to piss anyone off too much (although if you're a Jack fan you're probably yelling 'that's BS!' at your computer.)

So I guess I kind of knew I should've changed his name because we already have an Edward...but Victorian Edward is quite the stickler and he'd have been horrified and raised an eyebrow in condescension if I'd taken away his name simply because of some sparkly dude who was born after him. I think it's after. Wasn't Sparkly Edward a hundred-year-old virgin?


  1. I don't care what his name is. I think most people can recognize the fact that there is no correlation to the other character! Anyhow, just because there is one sparkly guy named Edward in the world doesn't mean there isn't anyone else named Edward! LOL I happen to have read a lot of books with characters named Jacob after all and no one makes a big deal about that! It was a very popular name years ago. There were many men named Edward. I like that you're sticking to your guns on this Carolyn! And Yeah- a 100 year old virgin? Uh no, this is not likely... ever!! LOL :D

  2. Yeah for most of history, there were about ten possible names for males, and if you were a male, you had one of those names. :)