Actually, I just was having sticky internet issues, and couldn't get inlinkz to pull up so I could put together the link-up, and I also had to find the brain power and energy to do it, because works been sapping all of mine, and what little I have left has been given to the editing of Water Princess, Fire Prince. Speaking of which, I just posted the sign-up for the cover reveal, which will occur June 19th, just hop over here and fill it out.
My cousin Benjamin's doing the cover art - he's the son of the cousin who did the Bookanias, and helped with Kingdom's. He went to college for this sort of thing, and he's already sent me a mock. Let me tell you this: This is going to be my best cover yet.
But that's not what you came here to hear about (though we can all agree that it's great news), you came to learn where you'll be encountering your characters.
Sooooo ... I guess I'll tell you. This month, you get to meet your character at the ...
as suggested by Jenelle Schmidt. This is a location that'd been rolling around in the back of my head, but I'd never thought about it when the time came to actually posting. And, yes, I'm deviating from the theme I set before us at the beginning of the year. It was just too difficult to write fanfiction and a Character at the same time. I chose it because it works well with the character I'm planning to encounter (yes, yes, I know, technically cheating, but I'm the one who designs these, not you - start your own link-up.)
So meet your character at a playground, be it a large, complicated one that takes up a full acre, or a the small swing-set and slide thing in your church's backyard. (Or your backyard, if you're scraping for ideas, though I'd prefer it if you're at a more public place.)
Also, for bonus points (though what the points are for, I can't pretend to say), I was kinda leaning towards the train suggestion, so if there's a train involved in your encounter, I'll be very amused. Just sayin'
Oh, and it came to my attention last month that (a) most of the participants are new to the whole encountering business and (b) I haven't been as on the ball as I was originally, when I would post my encounter the day of, or at least within a few days of posting the link-up, and therefore (c) you don't know that there is a certain way that I like to see the links entered. (Not that this is a set in stone rule, but I'm slightly OCD about this sort of thing.) Basically, the format for the "Name" blank on the link up is as follows: Your name - Your character's name. That's because I want to see what character you encountered. So, go forth and encounter!