A REALLY Long Book Tag

I found this tag from safirewriter.

1. What’s your word count?  For my novella, Eleanor and Catherine, about 14,000 words.

2. How long until you finish? I have no idea.  I’m still in the throes of revising, revising, and more revising.

3. If you have finished, how long did it take you? I haven’t finished.

4. Do you have an outline?  I scribbled a few notes for E and C but never really had a firm outline (except in my head).

5. Do you have a plot?  I don’t even understand that question.

6. How many words do you typically write a day? As many as possible.

7. What was your greatest word count in one day? Hmmmm…Probably around 4,000

8. What was your least impressive word count in one day?  When I didn’t write a thing.

9. What inspired you to write?  Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility

10. Does your novel have a theme song?No

11. Assign each of your major characters a theme song.  No theme song for any of them.
12. Which character is most like you?  Catherine most likely.

13. Which character would you most likely be friends with?  Catherine would be a lot of fun.

14. Do you have a Gary-Stu or Mary Sue character?  No.

15. Who is your favorite character in your novel?  Eleanor

16. Have your characters ever done something completely unexpected? Not really, but a whole new character pushed her way into my story once.

17. Have you based any of your novel directly on personal experiences?  Never, my life hasn’t been too interesting.

18. Do you believe in plot bunnies?  What are they?

19. Is there magic in your novel?No.

20. Are any holidays celebrated in your novel?  No.

21. Does anyone die?  Once, but the person who died wasn’t a main character.

22. How many cups of coffee/tea have you consumed during your writing experience?  I don’t drink while I’m writing.

23. What is the latest you have stayed up writing?  10:30 p.m.

24. What is the best line?  “She could scarcely believe her own heart, being young and inexperienced in such matters, but she knew enough of her happiness and enjoyment of Henry’s company.”

25. What is the worst line?  I couldn’t say…
26. Have you dreamed about your novel or its characters?  Unfortunately, no.

27. Does your novel rely heavily on allegory?  No

28. Summarize your novel in under fifteen words.  I’ll try:  ‘Two girls find happily ever after.’

29. Do you love all your characters?  Not my villains, e.g., Fanny Ashby, Robert Davrille.

30. Have you done something sadistic or cruel to your characters specifically to increase your word count?  Never, never, never!

31. What was the last thing your main character ate? I don’t concentrate on those details.

32. Describe your main character in three words.  I have two: Eleanor – Calm, Intelligent, Pretty; Catherine  – Cheerful, Friendly, Pretty.

33. What would your antagonist dress up as for Halloween?  They don’t celebrate Halloween.

34. Does anyone in your story go to a place of worship?  No

35. How many romantic relationships take place in your novel?  Two couples get married.

36. Are there any explosions in your novel?  Emotional yes.

37. Is there an apocalypse in your novel?  No!

38. Does your novel take place in a post-apocalyptic world?  Definitely not

39. Are there zombies, vampires or werewolves in your novel?  NO! 

40. Are there witches, wizards or mythological creatures/figures in your novel?  NO!

41. Is anyone reincarnated?  NO!

42. Is anyone physically ailed?  Definitely.

43. Is anyone mentally ill?  No.

44. Does anyone have swine flu?  No.

45. Who has pets in your novel and what are they?  Animals aren’t in my stories.

46. Are there angels, demons, or any religious references/figures in your novel?  No.

47. How about political figures?  No.

48. Is there incessant drinking?  Never!

49. Are there board games? If so, which ones?   No.

50. Are there any dream sequences?  No.

51. Is there humor?  I’m not the type…

52. Is there tragedy?  Um…sort of…

53. Does anyone have a temper tantrum?  No.

54. How many characters end up single at the end of your novel?  Two.  They are both villains so I think they would be good for each other.

55. Is anyone in your novel adopted?  No.
56. Does anyone in your novel wear glasses?  No.

57. Has your novel provided insight about your life?  No.

58. Your personality?  Reclusive about my writing.

59. Has your novel inspired anyone?  Not that I know of.

60. How many people have asked to read your novel?  I can count them on the fingers of one hand.

61. Have you drawn any of your characters?  No.

62. Has anyone drawn your characters for you?  No.

63. Does anyone vomit in your novels?  No.

64. Does anyone bleed in your novel?  No.

65. Do any of your characters watch TV?  They live in Regency times.  Enough said.

66. What size shoe does your main character wear?  I don’t have a clue.

67. Do any of the characters in your novel use a computer?  Same answer as No. 65

68. How would you react if your novel was erased entirely?  Just start rewriting it.  I would hate all that hard work down the drain though.  I have the story saved on my flash drive, my word processor, and the Internet so I don’t think it’s very likely.

69. Did you cry at killing off any of your characters?  None have died so far.

70. Did you cheer when killing off one of your characters?  Same answer as No. 69.

71. What advice would you give to a fellow writer.  Read, ‘Rite, Revise.

72. Describe your ending in three words.  Satisfaction, love, happiness.

73. Are there any love triangles, squares, hexagons, etc.?  No, but there is a slight misunderstanding.

74. On a scale of 1-10 (1 being the least stressful, 10 being the most) how does your stress rank?  1 – I don’t have any stress unless I can’t find the word I’m searching for.  I have experienced euphoria when my characters have a happy ending.

75. Was it worth it?  Yes, yes, yes…I could write that word over and over again.  IT WAS WORTH IT!


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