As I wrote the beginning chapters, I juxtaposed the chapters betwen Skye- teling the story from her perspective, to writing in third person about the antagonist, Ryan Eddington. At first I used both his first and last names as I wrote, but a critique group member suggested that doing that would be confusing to the reader and to pick one way or the other. At first I resisted that idea, but ultimately, as I began to introduce more characters, I could see where it would be beneficial to do that. So most of the time, unless in dialog, I called him Eddington.
I introduced the villian’s henchmen. His right hand man is a dishonest deputy sheriff named Marc Reynolds. He makes contact with Skye early on. His cousin, Gus Westies, is a dufus cohort, who blunders his way through the events. These men and a few others make up a loose band of criminals all looking to score big on making money illegally. While Eddington leads them, he answers to Dirk Abrams, the owner of the The Great Gatsby Casino in Las Vegas. His own goal is to take Abrams’ place and achieve a higher standing with the cartel overseeing this endeavor with telportation and the slave business.
Once that is revealed and the creative science behind the possibilites of teleporting in 2019 without a vehicle to travel in, I was ready to send Skye to a second place in the other dimension–Norraena. Norraena- mens Nordic. This location was much more utopian and brought with it gorgeous man (called a unit) Number two: Zalehr Gullkron.Skye was about to get acquainted with someone whose influence would have far-reaching effects.
I pictured him like Chris Hemsworth, who became famous playing the motion picture role of Thor. I realize the readers may picture him their way, but this image guided me.