Character development is important to me when I read. I am always curious whether characters are based on people the author knows and research, or if they are based are pure fiction.
Some characters are pure fiction but there are others who have a little bit of real people to them. My sister usually shows up in my storylines, sometimes as two completely different characters. Observations of strangers, because I'm a people watcher, sometimes start an outline of a character with the rest fictionalized.
Do you ever compare yourself to other authors and feel like you're lacking and if so how do you overcome that feeling of being not good enough?
LOL! Before I submitted my first manuscript I was comparing myself to other authors. But I'm lucky. I have a great foundation of friends and family. Talking things over with them really helped to put things in perspective. I'm not my idols and when I really thought about it I didn't want to be them. I am Lexi Ander and it is okay to be different.
Do you take a notepad with you wherever you go?
Sole survivor of a science vessel discovered in deep space by the Mar'Sani, Zeus is adopted by the grieving royal family. The only human on Atlainticia, there are those who only see him as the orphaned Terren, and not worthy of the Vondorian family name.
Canry was lost—no—taken.
She rang for her attendants, then turned and regarded her ever patient mate. By Valdor's expression, the joy and excitement had to have been written on her features. “I'm going to get dressed so that I can pick up our son.”