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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Questions and Answers

Okay, so I'm picking a few of  the questions posted on my blog last week to answer.  I'm looking forward to jumping in to annotating the ARC this week, and hope to write some insightful stuff inside! (and also to buy a new and expensive pen).

But I decided to answer some of the questions here.

What character do you relate to the most?
That character would be Araby. Because the book is in first person, in many ways, I became her for long stretches of time, if you know what I mean. For several months, I was dreaming from her POV, waking up, and thinking about her, going over dialogue as I went to sleep. I was immersed in her.

What do I love about Araby? Her honesty. Here's something I know about myself, as much as I like to imagine post-apocalyptic scenarios, I wouldn't survive long without pizza and Mountain Dew. If it was a zombie apocalypse, they'd get me in the morning because I'd be so groggy without my caffeine. I'd be no good in a hopeless world. Araby, in my mind, is a quintessential teenager. Obsessed by her problems, overwhelmed by hopelessness. And it's not just adolescence and everything that goes along with it...she has a legitimate reason to be hopeless. Her world is in shambles. Her future is gone. Her prospects of happiness seem dim. And she has so much guilt. Yes, I love her. Is she weak? In some ways...until she discovers her strength. Will some readers hate her? Absolutely. I hope more will love her.

What scene did you have the most trouble writing, and why? Obviously, I'm going to have to be cryptic on this one, since the book isn't even out yet. I'm going to say, the scene with Araby and Elliott on the Prince's pleasure cruise, because I loved the emotion of that scene, and the darkness that is revealed, but I also wanted to avoid melodrama...and it's a dramatic scene!

Do you write in order or not? That sort of depends on the story and how well it's flowing. For Masque...yes..I wrote all of the scenes in order, with the exception of a few scenes that were added in during revisions.

Will you see The Raven? Yes, absolutely! I'm very much looking forward to it!

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Blogger Lori T. said...

Thanks for answering my question. I'm excited for The Raven too. That'll be a real busy week for you!

March 26, 2012 at 10:46 AM  

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