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30 Days of NaNoWriMo Meme, Day 30

Day 30 - Share a link to either your NaNo profile or a location on the internet where your story can be found.  If someone offered to beta read for you, would you be willing to do the same for them during the subsequent editing process?

It can be read (so far) here!  

As for beta, I’m sure there are lovely people who would love to help beta what I have so far.  Being that it’s not done, I’d say it would be marvelous to HAVE a beta but they’d have to be able to beta for awhile.  And I’d love to beta back, I’m a bit of a grammar and spelling nazi so I’d probably do a good job.


30 Days of NaNoWriMo Meme, Day 29

Day 29 - Name one thing in which you indulged as a treat to keep yourself motivated and writing that you wouldn’t otherwise have done.

Hrm.  I haven’t really done anything like that.  Though I’ve taken up art again!


30 Days of NaNoWriMo Meme, Days 24-25

Day 24 - Is religion featured in your novel at all?  If so, which ones?  If it’s/they’re your own creations, describe it/them and how it/they play(s) a part in your characters’ lives.

There’s no real set religion.  The tribe, of course, prays to the Earth and thanks it for everything that it has given.  They also have prayer songs, but not to any certain deity.  I think if there was an actual religion, Sevotha would have most likely ‘encouraged’ her people to stray away from it.

Day 25 - What are the names of at least two of your main characters?  How did you choose their names?

Imani was easily named.  As she’s part African, part Russian I wanted a African name to go with her Russian middle and last names.  I also wanted something that would fit in with the future and the people that she would meet there.

Speaking of, then there’s Kedae and Sevotha.  Both names are versions of names I found on a random fantasy name generator.  Sevotha is actually named after the Sevo creature, a flying dragon like beast who is the closest thing to a good luck charm there is in the future.


30 Days of NaNoWriMo Meme, Day 20

Day 22 - If you’ve participated in or won NaNo before, what happened to your other novel efforts?  Still in the revision process/querying publishers/scrapped it immediately/etc.

They’ve all sort of been tossed to the side as of yet.  nothing I want to publish.


30 Days of NaNoWriMo Meme, Day 21

Day 21 - With about 10 days left to this arguably traumatic experience, what are your plans and goals for your novel, should you successfully complete it?

I honestly don’t know.  It would be nice to publish it but most publishers don’t accept something that’s 50k…


30 Days of NaNoWriMo Meme, Day 20

Day 20 - If you could meet one fictional character from any book you’ve ever read, who would it be, and why?


  • Lestat, because he’s AWESOME and sassy and goddammit but I need a gay vampire best friend who actually kills people.
  • Yossarian, or Nately’s Whore.  Because a) Yossarian is hilarious and b) Nately’s whore is a funny, persistent bitch.  
  • Bellatrix, so we could be evil together.
  • Also I’d also like to meet Armand and Marius.  For reasons.
  • Alice Liddell because although I prefer the American McGee version the original Alice is still pretty BAMF.
  • Totally cheating here and counting graphic novels but Thassarian and Koltira because they are amazing characters at everything and yes.
  • Also Anduin for reasons.
  • Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler so we can go on ADVENTURES.
  • Crowley and Aziraphale.  Don’t even need to explain this one.
  • Also you people probably have no idea what books I’m talking about but WHATEVER.
  • The ka-tet because really who doesn’t want to learn to be a gunslinger under Roland Deschain.
  • Counting comics again so I can say Deadpool.
  • Rowan whatever-her-last-name-is from The Witching Hour so I can slap a bitch for very good reasons that I can’t say as to avoid spoilers.

Okay I’m done too many feels and not enough brain.  I’m really sorry to whoever read this.

Also books(series) mentioned are:  The Vampire Lestat Series, Catch 22, Harry Potter, The Vampire Lestat Series and Armand, Alice In Wonderland, The Lord Of The Rings, WoW books/graphic novels, Sherlock Holmes, Good Omens, The Dark Tower Series, MARVEL comics and The Witching Hour.


30 Days of NaNoWriMo Meme, Day 19

Day 19 - Which authors or books have inspired your own writing the most, and why?

This list in infinite.  The ones that pop immediately to mind though are Ray Bradbury, Steig Larsson, Anne Rice, Stephen King, J.K. Rowling and others.  I’m also heavily inspired by actors, directors and musicians and models though.  Tim Burton, 30 Seconds To Mars, Lady GaGa, Veela, Helena Bonham Carter, Ophelia Overdose, My Chemical Romance, Quentin Taratino, Ridley Scott, etc.

Truly infinite.


30 Days of NaNoWriMo Meme, Day 18

Day 18 - Who is the antagonist in your novel?  What drives their actions?

Actually at the moment I am running without an antagonist.  I suppose maybe the Earth?  Or in a way, Imani herself?  Yes, the heroine can also be the antagonist.  

Also 30k!  WOOOO!


30 Days of NaNoWriMo Meme, Day 17

Day 17 - In what time period is your novel set?  Is it in this world or another?

It’s set in this world.  The first part is in the year 2337.  The second part is in the year 3008.


30 Days of NaNoWriMo Meme, Day 16

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?

Uh, at the moment not much.  It is summer!