Welcome to Character Snapshots, the new series where I interview my characters at certain points in their lives. Today I’m interviewing Yarrow in 4020, after the events that take place in Bellica. Beware of spoilers! Name? Yarrow Achi deZameera Zarqon. Er. Queen Yarrow, I guess now. That’s tough to get used to. Age and birthday? 30 years old; Duema 2nd,… Read more »
When I name a character after a friend, I do so, by and large, because I needed a name and said friend’s name worked in my world.
As many of you may know, November is National Novel Writing Month: Thirty Days and Nights of Literary Abandon. Some may say that phrase is quite literal, that we abandon literature. I’m sure there are NaNo novels for which that is true, but is is not true for mine, because I’m a damn good writer. (And a lot of other… Read more »
If a book contains ______, you will always read it (and a book or books that contain it)! This is honestly a very tough question. It’s hard to think of a single thing that will always make me read something; I could say strong female lead characters, but that’s not true — there are books that I refuse to read… Read more »
Favorite character in a book (of any sex or gender) This is kind of a difficult question. I mean, I’ve read like a thousand books (I wish life had achievement trackers like WoW does) so choosing one character out of all those stories is sort of a monumental task. But, eh, what the hell. Coyote from Green Grass, Running Water,… Read more »
I’m at 14,306 words in Nano, which is good considering how tired I’ve been this month (seriously — insomnia until 5am and then not being able to wake up till the late afternoon, and tired all the rest of the time but still not able to fall asleep = not. fun. at. all.). My Nano novel is The Jade Star… Read more »
I have just finished (as in, today) my first short story, Snowbound, though it’s more of a novelette at 15,758 words, and added a really terrible synopsis on the “Finished Works” page. Needs an edit, and then I send it to the Writers of the Future Contest. But not till after DragonCon. No more writing till then; I forbid myself…. Read more »
So, screw the term “editing” — I’m doing a whole frakkin’ rewrite. The entire first part of my novel is completely nonviable. It’s boring. The characters are, well, out — of character. So I started a rewrite today (yesterday; it’s four am) and have written over 4600 fresh words so far. Tomorrow I must dedicate to a paper, at least,… Read more »
I just wrote an execution scene from the viewpoint of the condemned. Man that’s draining.
Feminist author rants about avoiding sexism with the written word.
25,486 words done this month; 163,534 words done total. And 87% done with the book. 😀 I love how I have absolutely no control over the story now. It's fully the characters' tale to tell. I'm just typing it out for them.
Finished Part Two! And used Lares as my own personal beating toy a bit more. Always fun.