Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Beautiful Books #3
1. On a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best), how well do you think this book turned out?
It's my book, so of course it's awesome ;). But, no really, I do feel like I have written a great story here. Since it is still in mostly first draft form, I'll give it a six - I doubt most others could understand it yet :b.
2. Have you ever rewritten or edited one of your books before? If so, what do you do to prepare yourself? If not, what’s your plan?
I have completed several short stories before. I don't exactly know what you mean.... plenty of rewriting, lots of work, an aching hand, and just wait to see what ever the characters decide to say. :D
3. What’s your final word count? Do you plan to lengthen or trim your book?
13,864. Just look at that number. Yup, I'll try to lengthen it. Something I don't have much luck with ever.
4. What are you most proud of? Plot, characters, or pacing?
All of it! I have some very unique characters, some great plot twists, and I'm finally getting the hang of pacing :b Ok, it is my book...I can be proud, can't I? :D
5. What’s your favorite bit of prose or line from this novel?
From the second draft hinting to my readers of something more to my care free character ( by the way, this is not necessarily my favorite, just what I found, looking really quick. ):
The sky was eerie, and reminded him of a day he would not remember or think about. The feeling of final accomplishment was drowned out by some heavy nightmare.
6. What aspect of your book needs the most work?
Ok, I'll be honest - the whole thing. But it is the first draft...so, eh, yeah. Two things that need working on are Taylor's job and the pacing of the journeys.
7. What aspect of your book is your favourite?
I love how my characters communicate. How they are so high- tech and still want more....kind of.
8. How are your characters? Well-rounded, or do they still need to be fleshed out?
A couple of them could use some more depth, but most have their own personality already.
9. If you had to do it over again, what would you change about the whole process?
Nothing. I love my process. Maybe be less tired and write more. I don't know. I'm happy with it.
10. Did anything happen in the book that completely surprised you? Have any scenes or characters turned out differently to what you planned? Good or bad?
Just about everything has been a surprise. The only charcuterie planned was the main charcuterie. The rest just came. Same with the details and most of the plot.
11. What was the theme and message? Do you think they came across? If not, is there anything you could do to bring them out more?
My theme message was discerning truth for yourself, and not believing what others or the world tell you. Defiantly got that one done. The other one isn't so obvious, but was an analogy on thoughts. I think that one is pretty clear.
12. Do you like writing with a deadline (like NaNoWriMo) or do you prefer to write-as-it-comes?
I do okay either way. The GTW 100 for 100 has defiantly motivated me, though.
13. Comparative title time! What published books, movies, or TV shows are like your book? (Ex: Inkheart meets X-Men.)
Let's see...I have no idea. AFTER EARTH meets HARD TIMES and LYDDIE. That's totally crazy. :D
14. How do you celebrate a finished novel?!
Email my friends :b Say, "Who wants to read this!" Ice cream would be great if someone else wanted to buy it ;).
15. When people are done reading your book, what feeling do you want them to come away with?
I want my reader to feel like they just read something unique and special, that they could relate to my characters, the ending would make them sigh with satisfaction, and that they could possibly have even learned something worth while from it.
Because if you aren't learning, then you've got to be doing just the opposite - getting dumber. And that sure isn't what my books are suppose to do :)
So I hope some of you all find this interesting, because I had fun doing it!