Brace yourself for nerdy talk about my art process. I've been struggling at putting a specific face to the name of my character, Matilda McBean, from my story The Messy Bed.
I was doing a lot of contemporary American kiddos, but I finally decided that the Victorian Era (in England of course) rocks my socks off and I thought it'd be fun to take a crack at one of my favorite time periods in history for my story.
Fleshing her face out (and personality for that matter) has been fun and challenging for me. But I'm getting closer to the 'real' Matilda.