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Jan 022013
 

If you are looking for the New Years Blog Hop from Carrie Ann’s Blog Hops, please click here.

 

The Next Big Thing is a rolling blog hop that’s been going around for a while. I was tagged by the lovely and talented Devin Harnois.

 

What is your working title of your book?

Hero’s Call

 

Where did the idea come from for the book?

When I was working on what will now be book 2 – The Queen’s Own – I realized that much of the back story really needed to be told. So I started digging into it and noticed that a story I thought would be a stand alone novel is really a trilogy.

Nov 302012
 

It’s November 30, the last day of NaNoWriMo. It was a wonderful run for me and my characters. We started out with a good lead, almost 3000 words on Nov 1. The characters were more than happy to talk to me, including Lord Tromadin – the bad guy slated to die at the end of the book – insisted that this story just couldn’t be told without his viewpoint. Turns out he had some interesting things to say throughout the book.

Nov 252012
 

“Why do you have to play games like this?” Allay asked the god since he was being so forthcoming.

This time the thoughts that came were far more complex than she was prepared for. Everything was connected in multiple ways so that even the slightest change to one thing could multiply it’s affect until something else far removed was altered beyond recognition. Allay couldn’t follow all the consequences through the web. There were patterns for the world from before and after Kayla arrived and different patterns if Allay had been born with a voice. All of them mixed up and swirling around inside her head until she became dizzy.

Nov 192012
 

Every year in the Twin Cities our NaNoWriMo group puts on a crazy event called the 28 Hour Writing Tour. As the name suggests, we spend 28 hours roaming from site to site around the city writing our novels. In essence it’s a super long, wandering write-in. A write-in is when writers gather in a library, coffee shop, restaurant or anywhere else for the purposes of writing in each other’s presence.

Nov 072012
 

So here we are, almost a week into NaNoWriMo and I’ve had some developments with my characters.

For those who didn’t read my previous posts about my outlining process, let me just say it is VERY loose – I have a beginning, a goal and some characters. I drop them into my document, shake them up and see what happens. Well here is what I have so far:

Oct 142012
 

We are still working on Character Interviews for my new novel that will be written as part of NaNoWriMoHero’s Call.

 

On the other hand, I don’t like going to temple. It’s time that could be spent in so many better ways rather than standing there waiting for my turn to ask the priests if the gods have revealed my cure yet. They never have. I’ve come to the conclusion that there isn’t a cure for me because I’m just fine the way that I am. They took my voice, but gave me the ability to see what is in people’s minds. I don’t care if the priests don’t see it that way.

Oct 072012
 

This excerpt is from a character interview of my next novel, “Hero’s Call”.

 

It’s a horrible thing to be aware from such an early age of what other people think. By the time that Mother started leaving me with Missy, I knew that the pain I felt was from Mother not wanting to leave me. Then there were the thoughts of pity from Missy and the others who knew who I was. I could handle that; it was love in a way. From the men who frequent Missy’s pub, I learned all kinds of things that most children never hear. Some people don’t even have the “pleasure” of knowing what some men think of children who can’t scream.