1. Be honest: how is your writing going?
It was going pretty good, but my parents came up on my day off and I didn’t get very much writing done. I’m at the lull spot just below 20,000, so I just need to fight through that.
2. What’s your first sentence/paragraph?
Wild raced across the field as Flower barked happily, trailing behind with her tongue lolling out. Wild jumped over a hole and sped up even more, pushing her aching muscles until she slapped her hand against the rough bark. She grinned and turned back to see where Quade had gone, but he was nowhere in sight. Before he could crest the hill, she told Flower to sit and hid herself completely, ready to surprise him.
3. Do you have a book cover, and/or pictures that reflect your book?
Yes. I don’t have my computer, so to see it just go here.
4. Do you have pictures of each of your characters? If not, describe them for us! (Be as descriptive as you can.)
Wild has pale skin and long black hair. She’s petite and has a dainty nose with big purple eyes. Quade looks the same, though he’s taller and maler and he shaves his head in the first few chapters. Daivat has short brown hair and brown eyes. He has broad shoulders and he’s of average height, and he’s very muscular. Cadmus is very skinny with shallow skin. He has brown eyes and dark hair, and he is prone to shivering even when it’s warm.
5. What scene are you most excited to write?
Hmmmmm. When Wild blows things up (not literally) and has to leave the castle.
6. Share a snippet or a scene that you really enjoyed writing.
“I have been informed that there is something more important than our current lessons. You’ve started your bleedings, correct?”
“Yes,” Wild said. “What does that have to do with anything?”
“Dear, do you what it means to have a bleeding? Why only women get them?”
“Quade said that women have too much blood so they must bleed each month to get rid of it.”
“Oh, Mercy,” the queen said. “And how do you think children are made?”
“Like all other animal babies,” Wild said. “They start growing in your stomach and then in the spring someone has to take it out.”
“Yes, but how does it get there? Do you know a man’s part in it?”
“The man has to keep the baby healthy and protect it once it’s born,” Wild said. She smiled. Finally, she had the right answers for what the queen was telling her.
“Dear… I regret to inform you that you are wrong.”
7. Now that you’re writing, have any of the plot details, or the process itself, turned out different from what you planned or imagined?
It’s happening a little differently, but it’s basically the same as I thought. I might need to add some stuff to keep it from being boring. The characters are also a bit different than I planned, but I think I’ll edit them during editing to keep them as I had imagined them.
8. Is there a character or aspect of your plot that’s difficult to write?
It’s harder than I thought to keep things interesting while my character is trapped in the castle.
9. What’s your favorite aspect of this novel so far? Favorite character?
I think my favorite character is Cadmus. He’s just so sweet and earnest.
10. Have you drawn off of any life experiences or people you know to create your novel and your characters?
11. Do you have a playlist or certain song for your novel and/or characters?
Not yet, but I always listen to Muse whenever I get behind. It’s just my standard writing music.
12. Let’s have some fun for a moment: imagine you are somehow transported into your book’s world. Which character are you most likely to be found hanging out with?
Quade, because he’s a bastard.
13. How do you keep yourself motivated to finish your daily wordcount? (Pinterest? Internet breaks? Chocolate?)
I don’t have a computer, so there’s not much else to do other than write…
14. What your favourite writing quote or piece of writing advice?
Steinbeck thought that everything he wrote was crap, so remember that next time you think your writing is shit.
15. How does this book make you feel so far? Are you laughing? Crying? Frustrated?
A bit frustrated. I want it to be funner and funnier, but it’s not there yet. I’ll need to add more life to it during editing once I get the framework in place.