Friday, November 7, 2014

Beautiful Books Link Up || November Edition || Becca's Story

By Becca

Hello there!
Last month, Beth did this link up with the Notebook Sisters.
And this month's questions were great too, so I decided to jump aboard.
Now, I am not doing NaNoWriMo,
(Kudos to all of you who are though, I don't know where you find the will power.) 

But I am still working on my story for the Five Enchanted Roses contest.

So, here we go!

(And please ignore the numbering, I don't know what happened.)

  • Be honest: how is your writing going?

    Well, it's going... slowly.
    I didn't have everything planned out before I started, which has it's pros and cons.
    But having about three chapters left, I think I'll be done in time for the deadline.

  • What’s your first sentence/paragraph?

    A copper-haired gentleman wove his way across the ballroom, evading the waltzing couples. His gaze darted over each lady as they swirled past with their partners, searching for a specific face.
     He strode pass the gossiping old women, hoping they wouldn’t try to snatch him and prod him for a new morsel concerning his sister’s engagement.

    Well, doesn't that sound booooorrrring. 

    3. Do you have a book cover, and/or pictures that reflect your book?

    4. Do you have pictures of each of your characters? If not, describe them for us! (Be as descriptive as you can.)

    Dax Bellerose
    Cecile Bellerose
    Well, I've introduced these two characters before, Cecile and Dax.
    Here is the rest of the gang, minus the Bellerose's father.
    He has a fiery red hair and green eyes, deep smile lines around his eyes and mouth and a lots of freckles.

    Frank Abney, minus the leather jacket and plus a canvas apron.  :)

    Caprice Bellerose
    Lucian Eilert, but without the glasses.
  • What scene are you most excited to write?

    That's a tough one...
    I guess coming down the homestretch is pretty exciting. Tying up loose ends and hopfully throwing in a plot twist or two, I'll be excited just to finish.

  • Share a snippet or a scene that you really enjoyed writing.

    She whinnied, and bobbed her head- tugging at the reins.
    “Alright, are you Diamond?” His eyes searched the darkness behind, “I don’t see anything-“
       The wagon lurched forward as she broke into a gallop, and Dax understood her fear finally, when an unmistakable voice pierced the night.
    “Wolves! Oh God, help me!”
        He gripped the reins, trying desperately to steer the frantic animal. There were more of them now; their eyes reflected the lantern’s glow. The path turned suddenly and oak tree appeared out of the mist. Dax yanked the reins and the wagon veered off, a low hanging branch slashed across his face. Diamond screamed. The wolves ran along side her and one leaped; jaws snapping at her hindquarters.

    “God please! This cannot be the end. They’ll have no one left.” 

  • Now that you're writing, have any of the plot details, or the process itself, turned out different from what you planned or imagined?

    Yes they have. 
    I think nearly every charater has a had a breakthrough during this first draft, details and development I had not thought of before.
    It's quite nice when that happens.

  • Is there a character or aspect of your plot that's difficult to write?

    Well, I have one character that is a bit tricky, because he's kind of two characters...
    Yeah, that's difficult to write.

  • What’s your favorite aspect of this novel so far? Favorite character?

    Everything, and everyone :) Cheating, I know.

  • Have you drawn off of any life experiences or people you know to create your novel and your characters?

    Having never lived in the 1880s, not really.
    Though sadly, some scenes with Caprice were far too easy to write; drawing from my inner bossy and mean sister. :(

  • Do you have a playlist or certain song for your novel and/or characters?

    Oh yes!

    There is a song that fits Lucian perfectly.

  • Let’s have some fun for a moment: imagine you are somehow transported into your book’s world. Which character are you most likely to be found hanging out with?

    Probably Cecile.

  • How do you keep yourself motivated to finish your daily wordcount? (Pinterest? Internet breaks? Chocolate?)

    Not Pinterest, I get lost in there and rarely come back on my own.
    Mostly, it is just the motivation of finishing the story.

  • What inspiring quote keeps you writing?

    None really, but this one sometimes keeps me from procrastinating.

  • How does this book make you feel so far? Are you laughing? Crying? Frustrated?

    It's a sad book. Well, I think it's sad. 
    But I haven't made myself cry yet....

    1. From what I've seen of your bb story it sounds interesting - better than mine :(

      1. Thanks Keturah! I've had fun (and lots of help) with this story, everyone is the most critical of their own work.

    2. I do love that quote! And your characters....ahhh! They sound (and look) fantastic. I sometimes have trouble with getting my first sentences to perfect, ugh, it can be hard right?! My first-paragraph for my NaNo book came out really well and I was pleased! But the rest? lol *gazes woefully at the mess* My book will need a lot of editing. x)
      Thanks for linking up with us!
      GOOD LUCK WITH THIS STORY! And I hope you totally rock that contest.

      1. Thanks Cait! I had a lot of fun answering the questions.
        I might go back and tweak that opening sentance, but it gets more interesting in a few paragraphs :)
        I hope your editing goes well,
        and thank you for the encouragement!

    3. Plant Life is one of my favorite songs by Adam... Just amazing. But I hope you finish it! Even if you cry. :'(

      1. I love Plant Life too! It's funny, I never quite understood it untill I envented Lucien. But with his perspective in mind, it really makes sense.
        Thanks Heather!

    4. Ooooh! High society! c: What a lovely name, Cecile Bellerose. The image that you used for Cecile - who is she?

      I liked that you had Owl City on your playlist. Their music kinda fills me with wonder and when I listen at night, the world feels huge. I should write fantasy to Owl City! Never tried that before. Aw I don't like sad books =( Heh I read them anyway though =] Best of luck with your novel. By the way, I found you from the link-up when I was adding mine, so I guess I'll find you again for BB#3!

    5. Thanks Ashana! I found Cecile's picture in pinterest, I think the pictures are linked now.
      Owl City is pretty cool isn't it?
      I'm glad you stopped by!

    6. Your story sounds very interesting! I hope both you and Keturah win the contest (if that is possible.)

      1. Thanks Clara! There will be five winners for the contest so that is possible. :)

    7. Sounds like a cool book! Awesome pictures. ^ ^ Good luck on your NaNo!

      Stori Tori's Blog

    8. I love the names of your characters! Your story sounds lovely. And I think you get extra points for being able to finish within the deadline of the Five Enchanted Roses contest, haha.

      1. Thanks Abbey, I love their names too, :) After being immersed in their world for so long it starts to feel a bit stale. It's nice to get such positive feedback.

    9. "ignore the numbering" *goes through at looks at all the numbers immediately* lol I'm just a rebel like that. X) I love the sound of your book!!! THAT SNIPPET!! THE FEELS!! AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW THESE CHARACTERS YET!!! :O hehe great job!!!!

      1. Thank Rachel! I'm glad you stopped by. Yay! I'm also glad you like my snippet, it was very fun to write. :)


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