Saturday, July 20, 2013

actually finishing something wk 3 (a day late, but who's counting)

can you believe i scored these at walmart for $7? whoot!
Week Three Questions
Were you able to meet (or exceed!) your goal this week?
*le sigh. Unfortunately not. I missed two days of writing because I had to keep the baby until late at night twice this week. Which is not fun because I'm getting excited about my storyline and want to charge ahead! (Though, there is a massive amount of minor & major conflicts coming up, and no doubt I'll be steamrollered by them.)
 I hope to make great strides today & tomorrow.

Where did you get the bulk of your writing accomplished? In the quiet of your room, outside on the patio, on the bus?
My haven of a room. Propped up on temptingly fluffy pillows, wrapped in my quilt, with the fan running full-tilt. :)

Share a couple of your favorite snippets!
Bah! I have made no great favorites this time around :( But here are some 'meh' ones for the sake of the game.
The Westerner's eyes took on a new intensity. "Did you touch the horse?" He looked less friendly and more desperate. Fearful, Cilla retreated to lying.
 "No, sir .... he wouldn't come near."
The window was wide open and it wasn't a long drop to the ground. She should make a break for it before this 'Aidan' changed his mind and called in some type of law. People were like that. They would fill you full of confidence and maybe even a pie or two when they heard your orphan plight, but as soon as they turned their backs and you had a chance to dip your fingers into the sweets jar, here came the guards to catch you redhanded, with cries for 'no quarter!' usually being shouted by your new 'friend'.
 Well, that was one particular time....
Cilla watched as Aidan, with low words and small gestures of his hands, commanded Uraeus. The horse did not immediately obey, but tossed his his head before moving off at a showy trot, as if to say, 'I'll do it, but only because I want to'.

Have you introduced a new character into your story? Tell us about his/her personality.
Well, there's Aidan. He's the newest. Somewhere between 27 and 30 years old, he's from the Western marches beyond Ithreal's border where the people are renowned (even {grudgingly} among Ithrealians) for their horsemanship. Aidan is a young horsemaster whose original intent when he left his homeland was to be a sort of free-lance trouble horse fixer, selling his talents where he could and thus seeing the world while still being in touch with his calling. That worked up until a few weeks before we meet him the story.
He's quiet, somewhat reserved, and prefers the company of horses.

List the favorite foods of your main characters.
Cilla's favorite is strawberries and honeycomb. She's got as much of a sweet tooth as a medieval diet allows :}
Tovah will probably eat anything, so long as it hasn't been salted or dried for months. If he were to live in this day and age, I'm sure he would be on the crest of the fresh-organic foodie wave.

Introduce us to the antagonist in your story. Does he/she prefer crunchy or creamy peanut butter?
Oh, I haven't yet met him in person - just heard his rumblings. So far my impressions of him have been somewhat Thorin-esque, in that he is determined (to the point of fanaticism) to win the cause of his people. Very stubborn, very blunt, and very angry with the Crown's rulings. He must be a crunchy man.

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