You know, to continue getting you excited about it's publication in (hopefully) two and a half weeks.
So, here you go, some interesting facts.
- - While writing chapter 2, I had the opening of the new Prince Caspian movie playing in my head. Thing was, up until my writing of it, I had not even considered the fact that they were similar.
- - Then as I reflected on it, I realized that Arthur and the movie version of Caspian have quite a few things in common.
- - My mom and I hashed out the initial basic plot in about two hours while Dad and my younger sisters were at Wednesday night church, sometime in the spring before Sew, It's a Quest was published.
- - Before that, Book two was going to be what is currently book five.
- - I tried the titles Sew, It's a Wedding and Say Yes to the Quest before finally settling on Do You Take This Quest. Say Yes to the Quest was the shortest lived.
- - The old man is mentioned in Sew, It's a Quest.
- - I tried two different openings before I finally tried starting with Arthur.
- - I didn't come up with Arthur until December, when I was reading the current opening aloud to my mom (because I was stuck), and she questioned the reasoning behind a certain character's behavior, and we realized that there was a bunch of Back History that involved the old man.
- - Thyme was a spur of the moment addition when I realized I had no idea how the old man was going to convince Mordreth to talk to him. It since became a crucial element of the book
- - There is one scene that I had written ahead of time, but when I got to it, I ended up writing completely differently. Funny how that happens. Part of the reason it was different was the addition of the old man, the other part was some back story I added to Queen Charlotte.
- - I think of Do You Take This Quest? as a lavender book, despite the fact that no lavender is ever mentioned.
- - Chapters 3 and 4 cover events that were originally the last chapter of Sew, It's a Quest.