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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Survey of...Star of Justice

American Family Radio changed its morning program schedule and threw mine off. I'm stumbling around trying to adapt, but turtles aren't known for flexibility.

Plus, I need to head out into the -4 temps and shovel my driveway and car. Have I mentioned I hate winter?

But God is good and provided today's topic through the auspices of one of Crazyhair Vaulter's FB notes. I'm not sure what her purpose was or where this originated, but I liked it and I'm taking it, so there.

Star of Justice
1. What’s your word count? 166,000
2. How long until you finish? Done. 
3. If you have finished, how long did it take you? About 400 hours, conservative estimate.  
4. Did you have an outline? No. 
5. Do you have a plot? Boy, I hope so.
6. How many words do you typically write a day? About 500 words/hour of fresh writing.
7. What was your greatest word count in one day? Not a clue. I didn't keep track of word count while writing this book.
8. What inspired you to write? I had some free time and a curiosity to find out if I was mature enough to finish a book.
9. Does Star of Justice have a theme song? No.
10. Assign each of your major characters a theme song. No.
11. Which character is most like you? Caissa.
12. Which character would you most likely be friends with? Kirk.
13. Who is your favorite character in your novel? Raven.
14. Have your characters ever done something completely unexpected? Yes.
15. Have you based any of your novel directly on personal experiences? The fainting and the puking. Those kind of went hand-in-hand.
16. Is there magic in your novel? Yes.
17. Does anyone die? Anyone? 
18. How many cups of coffee/tea have you consumed during your writing experience? I'm thinking it was mostly hot chocolate during SOJ. The hard part was not eating my way through the book.
19. What is the best line?
"No one's ever wanted to eat me before."
"You don't get out much."
20. Have you dreamed about your novel or its characters? No.

21. Does your novel rely heavily on allegory? No.
22. Summarize your novel in under fifteen words. Caissa doesn't want to die saving the world.
29. Do you love all your characters? Yes.
30. Describe your main character in three words. Self-absorbed, clumsy, and naive. Hyphenated words count, right?
31. How many romantic relationships take place in your novel? At least one.
32. Are there any explosions in your novel? Oddly enough, yes.
33. Are there witches, wizards or mythological creatures/figures in your novel? Not oddly, yes.
34. Is anyone reincarnated? I want to say "no," but that may not be true.
35. Is anyone mentally ill? I want to say "no," but you might call me a liar.
36. Who has pets in your novel and what are they? Jasper has Raven. 
37. Are there angels, demons, or any religious references/figures in your novel? Yes, but not by those names.
38. Are there any dream sequences? Not that I remember.
39. Is there humor? Boy, I hope so.
40. Is there tragedy? Absolutely.
41. Has your novel provided insight about your life? Not until recently.
42. Your personality? Can't be helped. I wrote it.
43. Has your novel inspired anyone? Maybe? Oh, wait, yes. Me!
44, Does anyone vomit in your novel? Caissa throws up more than she sword-fights and she's a knight.
45. Does anyone bleed in your novel? Everybody bleeds in my novel. HAHA!
46. What size shoe does your main character wear? I'd guess 7s. She's got big feet for a little person.
47. How would you react if your novel was erased entirely? I would kill myself, right after killing whoever did it. With a sword. It would not be pretty. 
48. What advice would you give to a fellow writer? Get it down and get it done.
49. Describe your ending in three words. Happy, happy, happy. I like happy endings.
50. Was it worth it? Totally.

I'll survey another book tomorrow. Now into the snow I go!


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