In Resolutions my hero, Mac, came to life as a result of my love for military-type heroes. I especially love the alpha male hero. In my opinion, the more alpha the man is, the better. And who doesn’t like to see the hero fall in love and change his ways a little to please his woman? I gave Mac a tragic background and was ready to ‘cast’ Mac. I ran through my mental list of beefy male specimens—Yep, a hard challenge, but a job I was willing to take on. I chose one of my favorite celebrity crushes as my visual inspiration. Hawaii Five O’s Steve McGarrett, played so well by Alex O’Loughlin was my choice. I kept his picture (shirtless of course) near my computer screen while writing Resolutions. Maybe as a reward for sticking to my writing goal each day? What do you think?