Saturday, January 18, 2014

Interview with Obsidia

Today I have decided to kill two birds with one stone.

First of all, a fellow author and blogger, Jenelle Schmidt, is in the process of releasing her newest book, The Second Son. I've read the first book of the series, and it was pretty good. I can't wait!

In celebration of this event, she's having us do some character-related things, for instance,  interviewing a character from your own book.

What's the other bird? Well, Jack and I have decided that, since we're making it our goal to finish Worth of a King before the end of the year, we'll motivate ourselves by sharing details about the story, starting with the characters. Yesterday, she interviewed Adrian, her main character, while today I'm interviewing Obsidia, my main character.

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Welcome, Obsidia, Princess of Dialcia, it is an honor to have you with us today.
*Waves shyly* It's nice to be here, Kendra.
Do you mind if I just call you Obsidia here, your full title is rather pretentious, and I am your author, after all ...
Oh, it's perfectly all right.
So, what's it like being a princess?
Having never experienced any other life, I'm not sure what you wish me to compare it to, but I've never had anything to complain about. There are people who lead far worse lives than mine.
Yes, I do believe that you've so far led a pretty nice life compared to some of my characters. I hear you just had a birthday, though.
Yes, I turned sixteen.
Which is, I believe, an important birthday for a princess in Dialcia.
It is, for that's when her future husband is selected. *blushes slightly* I am now engaged to Prince Delaney, King Ossian's son.
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And are you pleased or disappointed with this decision?
Oh, I'm quite pleased with it. Delaney and I have grown up together, so I'm not marrying a stranger like so many princesses have to do. His father killed mine, you see, and according to Dialcian law, if you kill the king and he has no male heir, you get the throne.
And you're not upset about this?
I never knew my father, King Ossian has been the closest thing I've had. Besides, it's the law.
So you're absolutely fine with marrying the son of the man who killed your father?
I am not the first Dialcian princess to do so. You sound like my mother, though. She's seriously questioning my sanity.
Well, I suppose she would be taking it harder than you, since she did know your father quite well I gather. Well, death of your father aside, can tell me anything else about yourself? Best friend? Favorite activity? Thing you hate most about being a princess?
My best friends are Delaney and his younger sister, Nadilynn.  We're practically siblings, except for the fact that I'm going to marry Delaney. My favorite activity is reading. Worst part of being a princess? Well, I think that would be appearing before people and being expected to make speeches. I don't like people. No ... I mean, I do like people, but I don't like people ... if that makes any sense?
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Perfect sense. I have the opposite problem, but that's neither here nor there. Do you have any pets?
I do believe that you're hinting towards one pet in particular, are you not?
Probably, because I'm only aware of one pet in your possession.
I thought as much. Well, for my birthday, Princess Zara of the Zovordians, my cousin, gave me a winged horse named Windwing.
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Oh, she's very pretty.
She is, isn't she.
So, what do you think of me as your author?
Well, so far, nothing too terrible has happened, which while I'm quite grateful for the stability, makes me wonder what's the point of my story.
.... Um ... well, right now, the conflict is all over with Jack's character. The printer's son you just met.
Oh. He's the other main character? So, he's important?
I'm the one supposed to be asking questions.
Oh ... I'm sorry.
But yes, he is important. Now, on to an unrelated topic. What's your opinion of twins?
Yeah, I have a twin obsession. With the exception of one book, there has been at least one set of twins in every book I've written.
Oh, well ... I'm ... not quite sure how to answer that question.
Then you don't have to. Anyways, I'm going to let you go now, though I may call you back for a Character Encounter or something of the sort later. Hopefully you'll get the happily ever after you deserve!
You mean ... you don't know?
Just wave good-bye.
Oh ... right ... *waves shyly*


And sorry about not posting this yesterday when I told Jack I would. I was asked last second to babysit for my aunt on Thursday, and then didn't have both the internet and my computer at the same time until 9:30 last night.


  1. "We're practically siblings, except for the fact that I'm going to marry Delaney."
    Haha. That part made me laugh. I enjoyed the interview! I can already see some interesting confrontations coming up in the future...
    Question: Do you and Jack have this book all planned out/outlined already, or do you just have a vague idea where you're going and are working off of that? (I have a certain fascination with how books are created... The thought-process behind it all.)

    1. We have it pretty well thought out until we get to the point where Obsidia finally finds out who Adrian is, then it's very up in the air. So no, I'm not entirely certain that Sidi gets her happily ever after, because there's a rumor going around that someone's going to die, though I don't want to believe it despite the fact that it originated with me.

    2. Cool. Thanks for answering. I hope everyone gets a happily ever after... at least the main characters. They deserve at least that much, don't they?
      (THE HORROR... in my new story idea, I currently don't have anybody dying!)

    3. Yes, but at the moment, I'm not sure how we're going to pull of a strong ending without at least one character dying. Perhaps two.
      (That's not a bad thing - Just this once, Everyone lives! I've been reading too many DW quotes on pinterest ...)

  2. What an incredibly sweet character, I love her! Thanks for participating in my book release party! I really enjoyed reading your interview :)

  3. Happily ever afters. So much hanging on hers. Makes me sad just thinking of what might happen.


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