Saturday, July 7, 2012

Actually Finishing Something In July 1

Thanks to the fact that a fellow participant added Sew, It's a Quest to her to-read shelf on Goodreads, I found this challenge today and decided to participate. It is sponsored by a girl named Katie on her Blog. The challenge is to actually finish a writing Goal in July. 

What is your writing goal?

I'm going to do a personal edit for Do You Take This Quest. My mother read it the other day and said it needed serious work before she could even begin to help me with it.

Tell us about this project. Give us a small synopsis.

This is the sequel to Sew, It's a Quest, and if you've read Sew, you probably have a good idea what it's going to be about. Here's what I've currently got to go on the back cover:

Arthur's throne has been filled by a man called Mordreth since Arthur's parents were lost at sea. Now that Arthur has passed his eighteenth birthday, he ought to assumed the throne by now. But Mordreth refuses to admit that Arthur is now of age.

It looks as though Arthur is going to have to fight for his throne ... but all his friends in the world consist of his two servants and an old man he knows little of, even though he's known him almost since his parents died. So, the old man decides to take matters into his own hands, and get young Arthur to a nearby castle where a wedding is being held for a fellow prince, so Arthur can get himself some allies.

Meanwhile, all is not right at the wedding. The groom has disappeared, and the bride has decided to not come. Where is the groom? Well, he's gone off and decided to marry another girl ... however, she's being stubborn, and won't leave her twin brother, who's disappeared into a tangled forest in search of a bride of his own.

How long have you been working on this project?

I think I decided on the plot for this book about a year ago.

Introduce us to three of your favorite characters in this project.

Robin: Well, If you've read Sew, you've already met her. She's the main character of that book. She's a princess and the best swordsman in the world due to a Fairy Godmother mess up with her twin brother.

Madeleine: Robin's great-aunt. Much of the book is told from her point of view. She's an artist, and actually looks younger than Robin due to the fact that she was asleep with Sleeping Beauty.

Arthur: The Prince of Briton. Most of the parts that aren't from Madeleine's point of view are from his. His regent, Vizier Mordreth, wants him dead.

How often do you intend to write in order to reach this goal by August first?

Whenever possible.

How will you make your characters behave long enough to finish this goal?

Madeleine's cooperative for the most part, and she's really good at talking the rest into behaving. If she fails, I can always use threats.

Go to page 16 (or 6, 26, or 66!) of your writing project. Pick your favorite line or snippet on the page.

A line by Robin's dad on page 16:
“Yes,” said the king, an amused smile touching the corners of his mouth as he stroked his beard. “The poor world. Do you think it will ever forgive us for loosing Robin on it?”

Tea or coffee?

Yuck and double yuck.

I'll drink Water thank-you.

.... I may tell you of my tea and coffee hatred later.

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