Cait from The Notebook Sisters and Sky from Further Up and Further In do this thing called Beautiful People, where you answer questions about your characters.
In honour of NaNoWriMo, we are now answering questions about our WIPs.
Welcome back to Beautiful Books!
Be honest: how is your writing going?
Well, first I was all
Then uni was all
And now I’m all
Basically, I’ve written slightly under 10,000 words, so this week is going to be fun.
What’s your first sentence/paragraph?
“They find us when we’re young”
Do you have pictures of each of your characters? If not, describe them for us! (Be as descriptive as you can.)
Ok, I’m going to be honest here…I don’t actually have physical descriptions of any of the characters yet…with the exception of Gemma. I know what she looks like. But everyone else…I have no idea.
Share a snippet or a scene that you really enjoyed writing.
Now that you’re writing, have any of the plot details, or the process itself, turned out different from what you planned or imagined?
Yes! ONE plot detail has changed. ONE! And it’s driving me nuts, because there is now a MASSIVE PLOT HOLE THAT I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH!
ONE seemingly minor change. One that I didn’t even realise was happening, and now everything’s falling to bits.
Is there a character or aspect of your plot that’s difficult to write?
Backstory. I’m having a lot of trouble figuring out how to incorporate the history/rules/background info of the world.
What’s your favorite aspect of this novel so far? Favorite character?
Aspect: I dunno…I just love everything.
Character: I love them all, but Harriet and Gemma are probably my favourites.
Have you drawn off of any life experiences or people you know to create your novel and your characters?
I don’t think so.
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?
Harriet. No question. She’s a complete Harry Potter fan. She sorts her M&Ms by colour and then eats them in alphabetical colour order.
How do you keep yourself motivated to finish your daily wordcount? (Pinterest? Internet breaks? Chocolate?)
I’m not bothering with the daily word count, namely because of uni. Assignments + exams = no daily word count.
However, now that exams are over, the plan is basically this: write like hell until you’re done. This plan is starting tomorrow.
How does this book make you feel so far? Are you laughing? Crying? Frustrated?
It’s frustrating the hell out of me because of that stupid plot hole. THERE WAS NO PLOT HOLE IT WAS WORKING FINE BUT THEN SUDDENLY GEMMA RECOGNISED JAMES’ VOICE AND THAT PRETTY MUCH RUINS EVERYTHING!!
The worst part was, I didn’t realise I was digging myself a hole until it was too late.
So, now that that’s over and done with, how is everyone else going with their NaNo’s? And if you’re participating in this link-up, feel free to link me to your post.