Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Just some time to kill

Day 14 - Is the sexuality of your characters a large part of your novel’s story?  If so, are there characters who deviate from the heterosexual “norm”?  In what way?
There are Lori and Tobey, my hetrosexual couple. There are Carter and Barry, my gay couple. Tia and Jared have a love hate relationship.

Day 15 - Do any of your characters have a disability or mental illness?  If so, how does that affect their development throughout your story?
Tobey's parents might have some sort of problems. His Dad is a professor. They are hoarders, and a bit disfunctional.

Day 16 - At around the half-way point, it bears mentioning that most of us wrimos have other obligations beside simply hitting that elusive word count.  What else do you have going on in your life (work, school, children, neurotic pets, etc.), and just how much are you shafting it to win NaNo?
There is work. And I have felt lately that I'm rather perturbed with co-workers. I can tell they don't take me seriously. They think I should drop what I'm doing and go out with them. Or make pies or some such thing like that. And there are the run of the mill chores. And Lars, who is understanding, but he wishes Nano was over. Also Thanksgiving is coming up, and lot of misunderstandings there, too.

Day 17 - In what time period is your novel set?  Is it in this world or another?
Its a story in the present about everyday people. Its a young adult novel.

Day 18 - Who is the antagonist in your novel?  What drives their actions?
I'd put Jared in the antagonist seat. He's kind of a hot head. He thinks he is so great. So popular, but I think he starts to realize how fake his friends are.

Day 19 - Which authors or books have inspired your own writing the most, and why?
Stephanie Perkins, Kelley York, Stephen Chbosky, Ned Vizzini to name a few
Then I find the good times Liz used to have with Eric Nelsen on Tumblr when they made the musical 13.

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
William Feather


  1. Stephen Chbosky is one of my inspirations, as well. LOVE his work!! :)

  2. I think you are writing up a storm, it seems that you are taking this writing month to the top :)

  3. That last quote is quite striking and particularly when paired with the other adage about how showing up is 90% of success.

  4. Very cool little interview. I'm glad you did Nano. I wanted to but I didn't have the time.