Who is Eric Queen? Is he an existing character? Is he the kind of guy to rob houses like some kind of cat burglar, or is he the kind of guy who owns a cat who he sees as his brother? I’m sure most of you reading this blog has at least asked the first question among yourselves, in your inner thoughts. Except Christine Rover! No buts, ifs, or maybes!
I’m not here to waste your time by conducting a blog with a red herring! I’m here to explain how Eric Queen came to be. Now first thing’s first, he is a protagonist of an original story that is written by yours truly. “Can I buy it at Barnes & Nobles? What about Books a Million?” Well, I wrote this blog on March 8, 2020, I regret to inform you, no you can’t.
Not yet at least, I’m not published yet, but I will be(or I have been published by the time you read this in the future)! The story is called Breakthrough and I’m fully aware such a book series exists already(and a movie from 2019, plus a song from 2011), but I need you to know that I’m not a copycat!
ANYWAY, not here to blab about copyright and lawsuits. I’m here to talk about Eric Queen. Now, in the first chapter of the first book, Eric is described to have dark hair, long straight bangs.his appearance was absentmindedly based on my cousin Chris who has these features. Then one day, I looked in the mirror and told myself: “That’s just not Eric Queen, that’s not who he is.”
I began to have a heated battle with myself, the other half of me said: “What are you talking about?! He’s just a fictional character! You’ve never been this dramatic over a fictional character before, like we always say: ‘Drama is for the stage!’” The half that saw the wrong said: “that’s not the point, Eric Queen is more than just another fictional character!”
The heat of the inner battle between me and myself began to create a storm in a teacup, especially when the opposing half asked angrily: “WHAT IS THE POINT THEN?!” The reply was just as aloud and lit a light bulb: “THE POINT IS ERIC QUEEN IS ME; A MALE ME!” By then, the storm had ended and I just stared at my reflection. “A male me….” I said aloud but in a whisper.
As the story got in a deeper depth, Eric’s appearance changed from bangs and straight dark hair to curls and dark brown hair. He wore black thick glasses, and he carried his favorite of journals wherever he went. He indeed became what I wanted him to be. He became a part of me that can travel in the world inside my head.
I do hope y’all enjoyed this blog, and I answered that first question, as for the other two, well if you know me, you basically know Eric Queen and if you don’t, well I am one to own a cat and dub it a sibling. As for “is he an existing character?” The simple answer is yes. Ciao for now!