Sunday, July 26, 2009

Who is Mike?

Mike, obviously is the person who kisses Emma in When Mike Kissed Emma. And yesterday I explained that the other kids in school refer to him as Biker Mike. And he's not the kind of person Emma sees herself with.

But that's not how he started out.

In the first draft Mike was an ex-boyfriend, determined to get her back from her current boyfriend.

In a later draft Mike was a good friend who Emma simply never thought of in a romantic way.

Finally, Mike became Biker Mike, the person Emma can not see herself with in a hundred years.

But then Mike kisses Emma and ... well, you'll have to read the book to find out.

Countdown: 24 days.