Sounds like fun?
Alright, then, I'll get right on it!
- - It went from initial idea to published in less than a year an a half.
- - I chose to do it for YWP NaNo 2010 because, of all the stories I had running around in my head, it was the best thought out and, at the same time, not very worked on.
- - I had worked on it that summer, under the title No Longer a Dream where it was going to be from Rosamond's perspective.
- - At the time, the series title was going to be called Beyond the Ever Afters.
- - Robin came to me complete with name, basic back story, and basic appearance one day when I was folding laundry.
- - Eric was originally going to be named Araclee.
- - Robert was going to be named Rednal.
- - They're both glad I changed their names.
- - I deleted an entire chapter October 31st.
- - I finished the rough draft before 7 AM November 30th. It was 30,017 words long. My goal had been 30,000.
- - After writing a few chapters/scenes that had evaded me the first time I wrote it, it was about 42,000 words.
- - I cut the last chapter out because it was anti-climatic. It worked better as the beginning of Book 2. This brought it down to 38,000.
- - Robin stole the personality of Clara from Water Princess, Fire Prince, which has forced me to rewrite Clara's character.
- - Sew, It's a Quest has actually inspired at least on person to actually write a book (beyond my immediate family) I know this because she commented on one of my posts. This comment came on a day that I was in the depths of frustration and wondering if I should just scrap the whole idea of writing and get a job selling apples instead, so it was a real encouragement.
- - Another title I considered was The Needle and the Sword, but it didn't quite work.
- - There wasn't a single pun in the book until I decided to name it Sew, It's a Quest.
- - The Punch Line was the first pun I came up with to put in it.